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Early Hearing Loss Detection: Protocols for Diagnostic Audiological Assessment Follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening

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Hearing Screening Associates (HSA), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Ohio Department of Health program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer a new training opportunity for audiologists. This instruction will be an intermediate level workshop on protocols for diagnostic audiological assessment and follow-up to Newborn Hearing.Four weeks of online preparation readings and weekly chats will prepare the student for this three-day onsite workshop at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The dates of the onsite workshop are:
June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2017
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Online Instruction is required before attending On-site training

Four weeks of weekly readings and online chats will increase theoretical and clinical knowledge. The reading list includes current relevant information regarding pediatric diagnostics.

Workshop Details:

All participants will be asked to participate in a conference call along with the start of the online instruction. During that call, students will be introduced to their online mentor and briefed on procedures for the online chats.

Chat Room Dates:

Exact day and time will be arranged to meet the needs of the participants. Weeks of May 1st–May 22nd, 2017

On-site Instruction:

There will be three days of clinically based presentations with the following speakers:

  • Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD
  • Lisa Hunter, PhD
  • Allyson Van Horn, MPH, MEd
  • Kelly Baroch, AuD
  • K. Shane Moodie, M.Cl,Sc
  • Patricia Roush AuD
  • Tommy Evans, AuD
  • Susan Wiley, MD
  • Karen Ditty, AuD
  • Michael Scott, AuD
  • Ursula Findlen,  PhD

Topics to be covered during the onsite workshop will include:

  • Impact of EHDI in the 21st Century
  • Physiological Procedures for Infant Auditory Assessment
  • Case History, Tympanometry & Otoacoustic Emissions
  • Click and Tone Burst, Air and Bone ABR, ASSR
  • Using ABR for fitting amplification and strategies for Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)
  • Hands on training with Equipment
  • Behavioral Audiologic and Speech Perception Assessment
  • Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss Study (OCHL)
  • Amplification Verification/ Lecture and Hands on training with Real Ear measurement equipment
  • When children have more than Hearing Loss
  • Amplification Validation and Speech Perception Measures
  • When is it time to consider BAHA or Cochlear Implants?
  • Referring for a Team Assessment
  • Case Studies

There will also be leading manufacturers of Audiology equipment available to generously provide hands-on opportunities with clinical diagnostic equipment.

Hands-on Experience:

Breakout hands-on sessions will afford you the opportunity to apply procedures discussed during the didactic sessions. Equipment specialists and mentors will be available to help guide you.

Registration Fee:

This workshop is open to all Audiologists; however, the registration fee will be paid for by the Ohio Department of Health for the first 23 Ohio Audiologists that register. The Ohio audiologists must be currently reporting test results to the Department of Health. This on a first come first serve basis.

All other Audiologists that register will pay a $150 Registration fee.

Included with the registration are 4 weeks of online chats, 3 days onsite training (breakfast and lunch included) at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital. Audiologists will be required to attend all 4 weeks of the online training (one hour each week) to be considered for registration for the onsite workshop.

Registration Deadline: April 21st, 2017

Register Online

Early registration is encouraged since enrollment is limited to 60 participants. For questions regarding registration, please contact Dr. Karen Ditty


American Academy of Audiology: Continuing Education in Audiology

AAA CEU American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs are pending and will be available for this course, approximately 28 hours (2.8 CEUs). Instructional level for this course is: Intermediate level. The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) out of Utah State University is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity.


Arrangements have been made for lodging at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati

A room block is established at a special rate of $158.83 inclusive of taxes for a single or double room. All attendees will be responsible for booking their own rooms.

Address: 151 Goodman Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 487-3800

Registration is made through the registration process.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event if an insufficient number of registrations are received. In the case of a cancelation, all registrants will be notified.