RECORDED WEBCAST - WA Conference: Putting the Science Back in Audiology **Available at any time for viewing - until 31st December 2017**

Date:
31, December 2017
Location:
Online

**Available at any time for viewing - until 31st December 2017** - Gain up to 3 CPD Points - This will be a great opportunity for you to watch these webcasts from anywhere in Australia, without having to leave your home, office or clinic! Sessions Available - Dr. Jafri Kuthubutheen: Paediatric hearing loss - from screening to implantation; Prof. Peter Thorne: Cognitive decline and sensory loss; Dr. Christopher Lind: Rehabilitation for adults who have mild to moderate hearing impairments


RECORDED WEBCASTS
WA Chapter Conference: Putting the Science Back in Audiology

Recorded on Friday 18th November 2016
Gain up to 3 CPD Points
This will be a great opportunity for you to watch these webcasts from anywhere in Australia, without having to leave your home, office or clinic!

 


Sessions Available

Dr. Jafri Kuthubutheen
Paediatric hearing loss - from screening to implantation
1 CPD Point

Hearing loss in children continues to be a significant health issue in Australia. Since the implementation of universal newborn hearing screening, the diagnosis of congenital hearing loss has been made earlier than ever before. With the increasing evidence for early intervention (including cochlear implantation as early as 6 months of age), the management of these patients presents a unique set of challenges for the treating professional. Patients with progressive or delayed onset sensorineural hearing loss, single sided deafness and complex conductive hearing losses also come with their own unique set of challenges. At Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), the Children’s Hearing Implant Program (CHIP) is faced with a unique challenge of having to manage a wide variety of patients in conjunction with a multitude of subspecialties. This has led to a focus on ways to improve the diagnostic and treatment pathway. This has also led to research into a number of areas such as early diagnostic MRI scanning without the need for a general anaesthetic, cytomegalovirus neonatal screening, congenital single sided deafness, and early bone conduction hearing implantation. This presentation will provide an overview of the activities of CHIP, as well as some insights into how paediatric hearing loss management is evolving in Western Australia.

Prof. Peter Thorne
Cognitive decline and sensory loss
1 CPD Point

A number of studies have demonstrated that cognitive decline, with an increased risk of dementia, is independently associated with hearing loss. This has led to further studies to understand the nature of the relationship and clinical trials to determine whether treating hearing loss may assist in slowing the rate of cognitive decline and development of dementia. Cognitive changes and increased risk of dementia are also associated with other forms of sensory deficits (vision, olfactory and vestibular) as well as motor problems. This presentation will briefly review the current understanding of the relationship between cognitive decline and sensory loss, particularly hearing loss and consider some of the work being undertaken within Brain Research New Zealand, a national centre of research excellence focused on the ageing brain. It will consider the potential for auditory and multisensory interventions.

Dr. Christopher Lind
Rehabilitation for adults who have mild to moderate hearing impairments
1 CPD Point

A recent review of assessment and intervention for adults with mild hearing loss by Timmer et al (2015) indicates that pure tone audiometry remains a poor measure of everyday hearing needs for this group. Further, the little research evidence researching the provision of rehabilitation services to adults who have mild hearing loss is inconsistent in its conclusions. However, reports by Lawrance et al (2016) and Okell et al (2014) have identified patterns of conversational behaviour in interactions between adults, some with mild to moderate hearing loss, and their familiar conversation partners that provide some insight into functional therapy goals. This presentation will use these and other reports as a basis for a model of family-centred / communication-focused audiological rehabilitation for adults with this degree of loss.

 


Pricing

Members

$25.00 per registration / per session

SPECIAL OFFER - Register for two sessions and get the third session complimentary
$50.00 for All Three Sessions

Non Members

$40.00 per registration / per session

SPECIAL OFFER - Register for two sessions and get the third session complimentary
$80.00 for All Three Sessions


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