'The University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol'

The University of Western Ontario has developed a Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP). This outcome evaluation guideline consists of several tools that aim to measure auditory-related outcomes in infants and children who may or may not wear hearing aids and includes the following dimensions: 1) subjective assessment of early auditory development; 2) subjective ratings of auditory performance in daily life; 3) acceptance and use of hearing aids; and 4) effectiveness of service delivery. The functional outcomes are supported by each child’s hearing aid fitting information (i.e., Speech Intelligibility Index [SII]). The face-to-face training will describe the outcome evaluation tools included in the UWO PedAMP Version 1.0 and how the guideline is administered as part of a complete pediatric hearing aid fitting protocol. The UWO PedAMP has been implemented with children of varying ages, developmental abilities and degrees of hearing loss. The impact of these variables on outcome will be presented during the training to support this evidence-based clinical guideline.

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Presented by Marlene Bagatto

Marlene Bagatto is an Audiologist at the National Centre for Audiology and a Ph.D. Candidate in Hearing Science at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, Ontario, Canada. She participates in clinical research related to the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for the prescription of hearing instruments. Dr. Bagatto has given numerous presentations and workshops related to the DSL Method as well as published several articles on the topic. In addition, Dr. Bagatto provides clinical services to infants involved in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program at the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic at UWO. She also serves as the Amplification Consultant and Instructor for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Infant Hearing Program. Her recent research relates to outcome evaluation for infants and children who wear hearing aids.

Missouri Pacific
Sunday March 4, 2012
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM