The impact of unilateral hearing loss and single sided deafness often goes unnoticed and untreated. Special considerations should be given to the challenges of listening with only one normal hearing ear for successful auditory development and communication.
Course created on May 25, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 audiology management options for single sided deafness (SSD).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe auditory development challenges of children with unilateral hearing loss (UHL), single sided deafness (SSD).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe potential speech language, educational, social-emotional and behavioral challenges of children with unilateral and single sided deafness (SSD).
- After this course, participants will be able to list speech and language strategies for infants and school age children who have unilateral hearing loss, single sided deafness (SSD).
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and review of learner outcomes|
|5-10 Minutes||Brain and audition|
|10-20 Minutes||Listening challenges for children who have SSD/UHL/AHL|
|20-35 Minutes||Amplification devices: pros, cons|
|35-50 Minutes||Speech Language, social, emotional development challenges for children who have SSD/UHL/AHL|
|50-60 Minutes||Consideration of CI for children who have SSD/UHL/AHL|
|60-80 Minutes||Therapy strategies for clinicians and caregivers|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Lori Garland, MS, CCC-A, FAAA
Lori Garland is an Audiologist II at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Areas of interest include diagnostic testing, amplification and care coordination for patients identified with hearing loss. Lori established the Single Sided Deafness (SSD) team at CCHMC, which is comprised of a team of audiologists who specialize in the unique considerations of single sided hearing and the most current support options. Lori's work also includes a research study that examines the benefits of amplification versus no amplification for children with SSD.
Charlotte Ruder, MS, CCC-SLP/A
Charlotte Ruder, MS, CCC-SLP/A is a Speech-language Pathologist II at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Her professional focus is the development of listening and speech/language skills in children with hearing loss and parent training. She is a member of the CCHMC Cochlear Implant Team. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on pediatric speech/language and hearing loss. She has participated in a number of research studies related to children with hearing loss.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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