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Building Family Support and Cultural Competence in Pediatric Audiologists

an audiologist checking a baby's hearing

Idaho’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer another exciting training opportunity for audiologists.

The dates of the onsite workshop are:
February 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2018
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at
Idaho State University – Meridian 1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

Online Instruction required before attending on-site training

Participants will be required to complete 6 weeks of online chats (1 hour each week) with readings during the weeks of January 15th– February 19th. The online chats are followed by a 2.5-day on-site workshop, culminating in a participant grand round.

Topics being presented will include

  • Building hearing aid competency through family centered processes
  • High risk monitoring protocols
  • Serving D/HOH+ patients and families
  • Supporting Families and communication options
  • Collaborating with families and professional partners
  • CI & Osseointegrated Candidacy considerations
  • Outcome measures and validation of technology
  • Participant prepared grand rounds

This special opportunity is offered to you courtesy of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Registration fee includes course materials, online preparation, and on-site instruction with breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks each day. Registration will be provided for the first 25 Audiologists, with preference given to Idaho Audiologists. Three nights hotel (for out of town Audiologists) will be covered for the first 25 registrants. Preference will also be given to Idaho Audiologists.

Registration Deadline: January 10th, 2018
Registration Fee: $150
Early registration is encouraged, since enrollment is limited to 45 participants
Register Online
On-site Hotel Location:
Special hotel rates of just $93.00 per night (+ tax) are available at:
Townplace Suites in Meridian - 1415 South Eagle Road
Meridian, Idaho, 83642

Transportation and Area Airports

Boise - BOI
Hotel direction: 8 mile(s) SE
Complimentary airport shuttle service, on request
Estimated taxi fare: 20.00 USD (one way)


American Academy of Audiology: Continuing Education in Audiology

Application has been made for American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Continuing Education Credits. Tier 1 CEUs will also be offered. Utah State University (NCHAM) is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 24.5 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

On-site Instruction

There will be 2 1/2 days of clinically based presentations with the following speakers:

Counseling/ Family Support/ Communication Options Family Support and Working With EI/ PartC

Janet Des Georges
Janet Des Georges, Executive Director
Hands and Voices

Family Support/ Building Hearing Aid Competency

Karen Muñoz
Karen Muñoz, E. ED
Utah State University

Outcome Measure and Validation

Tommy Evans
Tommy Evans, AuD
Cincinnati University

Cultural Competency

Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas MA,CCC-SLP,LSLSS Cert. AVT
Manager of Auditory Rehabilitation Education
Myriam Dela Asuncion
Myriam Dela Asuncion
Bilingual Programs, MED-EL
Consumer Engagement Program Manager

Serving Deaf/ Hard of Hearing

Mary Whitaker
Mary Whitaker, AuD
Idaho State University-Pocatello

Navigating Idaho Ehdi

Brian Shakespeare
Brian Shakespeare
Idaho Department of Health
Andrea Amestoy
Andrea Amestoy
Idaho Department of Health

High Risk Monitoring for Hearing Loss

Jessica Stich Hennen
Jessica Stich Hennen, AuD
Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center: Boise
Gabe Bargen
Gabe Bargen, PhD
Idaho State University - Meridian

Ci and Osseointegrated Candidacy Considerations

Karrie Pargman
Karrie Pargman, AuD
Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance: Boise

Grand Rounds

Erika Shakespeare
Erika Shakespeare MS, CCC-A,FAA
Idaho Elks Hearing and Balance Center: Boise
Clinical Manager

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event if an insufficient number of registrations are received. In the event of a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.

For questions regarding registration, please email Dr. Karen Ditty or call at 832-455-6261