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Next Webinar: March 20, 2018 @ 3:00 - 3:30 PM EST

"A Trip to the Audiologist: What to Expect When Your Child Needs a Hearing Test"

( Q & A following the webinar at 3:30 - 3:45 PM )

About This Webianar:

In this webinar, Katherine Duncan and Stacia Thomas, Educational Audiologists from MECDHH, will provide an overview of a typical visit to the audiologist, including a variety of tests necessary to assess a child’s hearing and auditory function. Tests covered in this webinar include otoscopy, impedance measures (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes), visual reinforcement audiometry, play audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, and auditory brainstem response evaluations. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing common questions posed by parents whose children need a hearing test.

The participants will be able to:
  • List various audiologic test methods used by pediatric audiologists.
  • Describe the differences between sleep deprived and sedated auditory brainstem response evaluations.
  • Describe the differences between visual reinforcement and play audiometry.

About the Presenters:

Katherine Duncan obtained her doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from the Ohio State University. She is in her fifth year as educational  audiologist at MECDHH. Her primary focus is supporting the outreach programs at MECDHH, and she is currently the Team Leader for the Public School Outreach program.
Stacia Thomas obtained her doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She is in her second year as an educational audiologist at MECDHH. Her primary focus is supporting the preschool and K-12 academic programs at MECDHH/GBSD.

Who should attend?

While the primary focus of the webinar is to provide a resource for parents whose children require an audiologic evaluation, professionals in early childhood education, such as teachers, service coordinators, case managers, and speech/language pathologists, would also benefit from understanding what a typical audiology visit looks like, particularly for those professionals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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