16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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Management of Minimal Hearing Loss: A Team Approach

Infants and toddlers are being fit with hearing aids at younger ages due to the success of newborn hearing screening. NHS continues to consistently identify children with minimal hearing loss and often times hearing aids are recommended. Is a hearing aid always the answer for young ears with minimal hearing loss? If so, how are hearing aids fit appropriately for these children? How is a toddler’s progress with minimal hearing loss monitored over time? What are the risks factors associated with minimal hearing loss? What are recommended follow-up procedures? A pediatric team consisting of professionals and parents is key to positive outcomes. The team approach utilized at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be presented. Case studies will highlight to show collaboration as infants and toddlers are monitored over time. The participant will be introduced to the recommended protocol and monitoring system for minimal hearing loss.

  • Identify a test battery and protocol included in evaluating infants and toddlers (Birth-3 years) with minimal hearing loss.
  • Recognize a team approach (AuD, SLP, EI, and Parents) through the review of specific case studies.
  • Gain useful information to guide parents as they embrace the challenges of a young child with a minimal hearing loss.

Presentation:
15804_5612KellyYeager.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Presenters/Authors

Emily Noss (), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, eclark1@uthsc.edu;
Emily Noss is an Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Emily practices in the Child Hearing Services (CHS) Clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, parent guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and Alternative/augmentative communication.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Kelly Yeager (), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, kyeager@uthsc.edu;
Kelly Yeager, Au.D., CCC-A is an Associate Professor in Audiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Allied Health Sciences in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Kelly specializes in infant hearing screenings, physiological and behavioral diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid/ FM evaluations/fittings, cochlear implant mapping and family support/education. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of South Alabama in Mobile and her Au.D. from the University of Tennessee. She has been employed at the University since 1998.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Ashley Irick (), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ayoung12@uthsc.edu;
Ashley Irick is an Instructor in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Ashley practices in the Child Hearing Services clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, family guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and auditory processing disorders.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Autumn Sanderson (), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, amajor@uthsc.edu;
Autumn Sanderson is an Instructor in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Autumn practices in the Child Hearing Services clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, family guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and auditory processing disorders.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.