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 May 30, 2018
Course Type: Video
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- 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 Microtia and Atresia in review|
|5-10 Minutes||Our story|
|10-15 Minutes||Why Early Intervention services are important- Understanding unilateral hearing loss- Finding our way with Ponto|
|15-20 Minutes||Helpful Options and resources- Take-a-ways|
|20-25 Minutes||Helpful resources and articles - In closing|
|30-40 Minutes||What is a bone conduction system and who is a candidate?|
|40-45 Minutes||What is BrainHearing?|
|45-50 Minutes||Methods of sound transmission|
|50-55 Minutes||Sound Matters|
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 is a recipient of the Oticon Medical Advocacy Award and a recipient of the 2018 Family Leadership Award for EHDI Excellence. Melissa has over 15 years experience in marketing medical device equipment and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
AuD CCC-A, FAAA
Mary Humitz, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, is Midwest Clinical Specialist for Oticon Medical. She is responsible for managing and directing field audiology activities. She has audiological, clinical and technical knowledge and expertise with a focus on auditory implantable technologies including the Ponto bone anchored implant system. During her years with Oticon Medical & Oticon she has been 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. Mary holds a clinical doctorate degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
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Content Disclosure: The course content describes the Oticon Medical Ponto Bone Anchored System.
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