This course will discuss the challenges of unilateral conductive hearing loss, why one good ear is not good enough, and why choosing a bone conduction hearing device such as the Oticon Medical Ponto can help improve hearing loss. Information will be provided on how advocacy in the classroom along with help from early intervention services can help children benefit during the critical years of development and beyond.
Course created on March 2, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the challenges that a unilateral conductive hearing loss can cause in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the value of classroom advocacy and early intervention services for both families and their children during the critical years of development and beyond.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the benefits of treating unilateral hearing losses using a bone conduction device.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Review of Microtia and Atresia|
|5-10 Minutes||A Parent's perspective|
|10-20 Minutes||What is a bone conduction system and who is a candidate?|
|20-30 Minutes||What is BrainHearing?|
|30-40 Minutes||Methods of sound transmission|
|40-50 Minutes||Sound Matters|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary and Discussion|
Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Midwest Clinical Specialist
Dr. Humitz is the Midwest Clinical Specialist. During her many years with Oticon, Inc she was responsible for new and continuing educational programs, delivering presentations at local, regional, online and national training/seminars and conventions; technical product training, sales support, and audiology field support for pediatrics. Prior to joining Oticon Mary she served in a number of different capacitates, including: private practice; educational and clinical audiology; trainer for another hearing aid manufacturer; and management at a suburban Detroit Hospital. Mary holds a clinical doctorate degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
Founder and Executive Director of the Ear Community
Melissa Tumblin is mom to Alyssa "Ally" Tumblin, a child born with right sided Microtia and Aural Atresia. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Ear Community, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and public awareness about Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss, in an unbiased manner, while promoting advocacy and connecting individuals in the same situation. She is also the founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook. She is a past board member for the Hands & Voices Organization and a past council member for the Parent Advocacy Family Council for Children's Hospital Colorado (Bill Daniels Center for Children's Hearing). She has spoken at microtia and atresia surgical conferences and has presented at past EAA (Educational Audiology Association) conferences and for AudiologyOnline. Melissa has over 15 years experience in marketing medical device equipment.
Melissa Tumblin: Financial: Melissa Tumblin is the founder of Ear Community, a network of parents and professionals dedicated to educating parents and the public about the effects of and treatment for children with microtia and aural atresia. Nonfinancial: Melissa Tumblin is the parent of a child born with right sided microtia who wears a device similar to those discussed in this course. She is a strong advocate for parents of children with microtia and aural atresia and is the founder of Ear Community.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in joint partnership with Oticon Medical.
Content Disclosure: This course will focus on Oticon Medical products and will not discuss other products/services.
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