Oticon Pediatric Virtual Conference Webinars

/Oticon Pediatric Virtual Conference Webinars

Psycho-social aspects, Challenges & New Technologies in Children's Hearing Care


Monday, November 12, 2018

Start time: 20:00 (8pm) Israel time

 20:00-20:50 Dr. Eileen Rall – Supporting Children with Hearing Loss: Beyond Technology 

20:55 – 21:30: Dr. Dave Gordey - Open Fit Hearing Aids for Tweens and Teens: Considerations for Hearing Care Professionals

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Start Time: 20:00 (8pm) Israel time

20:00 – 21:15 - Dr. Sheila Moodie - Essential elements of best practices for pediatric hearing aid fitting


Supporting Children with Hearing Loss Beyond Technology

Dr. Eileen Rall

Abstract:  The impact of hearing loss extends far beyond the physiological and anatomical basis of the deficit.  Using effective counseling tools for supporting social and emotional development are critical when working with children with hearing loss and their families.  This session will provide tools and counseling guidelines for audiologists to consider that were developed to support psychosocial development of children with hearing and to support successful transitions throughout childhood.

Learner Outcomes:  Following this session, attendees will be able to

List Erikson’s stages of Psychosocial Development: Birth through Adolescence

Describe the impact hearing loss can have on successful transitions throughout childhood

List strategies for supporting successful transitions and the skills that support development


Open Fit Hearing Aids for Tweens and Teens: Considerations for Hearing Care Professionals-

Dave Gordey, AUD (C), Ph.D

New advancements in hearing technology mean that individuals with hearing loss have many options to consider for amplification. Many clinicians today are considering open fit style hearing aids for tweens and teens because of their design, size, discreetness, improved sound localization, and natural sound quality. However, there is little research on the use of this technology that examines candidacy, verification, outcome measures, and practical/management issues.  This presentation will look at the considerations when selecting/fitting an open fit hearing instrument for tweens and teens.


Essential elements of best practices for pediatric hearing aid fitting

Dr. Sheila Moodie

Early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs have as goals the optimization of language, social and literacy development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In order to achieve equity in service provision, practice variability within EHDI programs must be minimal.

This presentation will introduce the Knowledge and Implementation in Pediatric Audiology (KIPA) network (kipagroup.org). We are a group of researchers and clinicians who aim to identify and understand gaps in pediatric audiology and find solutions to implement best practices when working with children.

Dr. Sheila Moodie will provide the results of two studies undertaken by KIPA North America that examined current pediatric amplification practice. What are the current practice patterns in pediatric audiology? What gaps in knowledge and practice exist – even when clinical practice guidelines are provided? What practice patterns exist in knowledge and implementation of advanced hearing aid technologies

After describing the challenges of clinical amplification practice, the presentation will describe ongoing work of the KIPA NA network that aims to help clinicians address practice gaps so that optimal outcomes for children and their families can be achieved

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