Title: 'Audiology 101-B– Introduction to audiology for non-audiologists working in and supporting EDHI activities'
Track: 8 - EHDI Workforce Issues
Keyword(s): evaluation, diagnosis, amplification
Learning Objectives:
  1. describe how hearing loss is assessed and diagnosed
  2. identify the types of treatment and intervention for hearing loss
  3. describe how audiologists monitor and manage hearing loss


The vast majority of people working in and supporting EHDI programs and activities are not audiologists and do not have a working knowledge of the audiology concepts and terminology used in EHDI and early childhood hearing screening programs and activities. This presentation will present the basic audiology concepts and terminology needed to work effectively in EHDI programs, as well as for parents in navigating the intervention and habilitation process. Specific topics include definitions and basic principles of assessment of hearing loss and intervention. This presentation will include: how hearing loss is assessed and diagnosed, the types of treatment and intervention for hearing loss, how audiologists monitor and manage hearing loss, and how to work with audiologists.
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Terry Foust - Primary Presenter,Author
Intermountain Health Care
     Credentials: Au.D., CCC-A/SLP
      Terry Foust, Au.D., CCC-A/SLP, is a consulting pediatric audiologist and speech-language pathologist with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). He serves as one of the NCHAM EHDI national network audiologists and as an audiology consultant to the Hearing Head Start ECHO Project with NCHAM. He also provides consultation for MCHB, HRSA and the Office of Performance Review. He is the administrator for Intermountain Healthcare's Community and School Clinics which are healthcare facilities dedicated to serving the low income, uninsured and homeless populations.

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Jeff Hoffman - POC,Co-Presenter,Author
     Credentials: MS CCC-A
      Jeff Hoffman, MS, CCC-A, is an outreach coordinator with the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University. He served as the program manager for the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program for six years and as an EHDI Network Consultant for NCHAM for two years. In addition to audiology and public health, Jeff has also worked in elementary education, counseling and family services, administration of early childhood programs, and provision of training and technical assistance services to Head Start programs in Nebraska and surrounding states in the areas of management, administration, and child outcomes. Jeff has served on the board of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation since 2002 and was chair from 2006-2012. He also served as president of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs for State Health and Welfare Agencies in 2008.

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