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Audiology Amplification Update IX

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Department: Otolaryngology
Course Number: MMH10004
Start: Friday, October 16, 2009
End: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Location: Hoilday Inn Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
Hoilday Inn Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
Fees: Before 9-16-09

After 9-16-09

Student Discounted Fee - $40
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 14.75 Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

This course is a state-of-the-art update of contemporary issues concerning hearing aids, outcome measures, and related audiologic rehabilitation topics. Although it is intended for practicing hearing health care professionals engaged in hearing aid dispensing, it will also be of benefit for audiology graduate students and others involved in the management of adults and children with hearing disorders. The format consists of four primary components: lectures presented by renowned faculty from various sites in the United States; moderated question and answer periods at the conclusion of each morning and afternoon; moderated panel discussions; and updates on new technology presented by manufacturer representatives.

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Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define how physiological changes in the central auditory system can be measured;
  • Describe how hearing aid amplification and auditory training alter the way sound is encoded in the brain;
  • Explain why musical timbre should be considered when making decisions about compression algorithms in hearing aid fittings for music listening;
  • Make data-driven recommendations for the appropriate custom hearing protection for musicians;
  • Describe at least two forms of auditory rehabilitation that can be used in conjunction with hearing aid provision;
  • Identify ways to address patient life-style and attitudes towards hearing impairment, and accompanying disabilities such as vision loss, when selecting and fitting hearing aids;
  • Detail the current terminology used with open-fitting technologies;
  • Establish an approach that creates an individualized communication enhancement plan for each individual undergoing a functional communication assessment;
  • Identify and characterize syndromes associated with hearing loss. Identify hearing rehabilitation issues and options for syndromic children. Cite surgical options for hearing rehabilitation in syndromic children;
  • Describe new FM solutions; Discuss cell phone issues; Discuss wireless solutions for music enjoyment.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

We are offering HADB, AAA, ASHA/CSHA and SPLAB credit for Audiologists.

SPLAB 14.75 hours
HADB: 14 Hours
CSHA/ASHA: 14 Hours
AAA: 1.4 CEU’s

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Course Outline:
7:30- 7:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:55- 8:00 Welcome (R. Sweetow)

8:00- 9:00 Updates on New Technology (Manufacturer Representatives)

9:00- 10:30 Update on Hearing Aid Technology with a Focus on Open Fitting (Ruth Bentler, Ph.D.)

10:30- 11:00 Break (exhibits open)

11:00- 12:00 Moving from the Hearing Aid Evaluation to the Communication Needs Assessment, Part 1. (Robert W. Sweetow, Ph.D.)

12:00- 12:45 Question and Answer Panel (R. Bentler, R. Sweetow)

12:45- 2:15 Lunch on your own (Exhibits Open)

2:15- 2:45 Current Status of Assistive Listening Devices (Jennifer Henderson Sabes, M.A.)

2:45- 4:15 Music-Induced Hearing Loss: Prevention, Intervention, and the Role of Hearing Aids (Brian J. Fligor, ScD)

4:15- 4:45 – Break (exhibits open)

4:45 – 5:30 Question and Answer Panel on Music, Cell Phones, and Hearing Devices (B. Fligor, Henderson Sabes)

5:30 pm Adjourn

5:45-7:30 Cocktail Reception

7:30 – 7:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:55 – 8:00 Welcome (R. Sweetow)

8:00 – 9:00 Updates on New technology (Manufacturer Representatives)’ 9:00 – 10:00 Syndromes and Hearing Loss (Anna K. Meyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.)

10:00 – 10:30 Moving from the Hearing Aid Evaluation to the Communication Needs Assessment, Part 2. (Robert W. Sweetow, Ph.D.)

10:30 – 11:00 Break (exhibits open)

11:00 – 12:30 Hearing Aids and the Brain: What's the connection? (Kelly L. Tremblay, Ph.D.)

12:30 – 1:15 Question and Answer Panel (R. Sweetow, K. Tremblay)

1:15 – 2:45 lunch (exhibits open)

2:45 – 4:15 Auditory rehabilitation beyond hearing aids (Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D.)

4:15 – 5:00 Aural rehabilitation discussion (G. Saunders, J, Sabes, K. Tremblay, R. Sweetow)

5:00 – 5:30 Panel on Current Hearing Aid Dispensing Issues (Conference Speakers and UCSF staff)

5:30 Adjourn

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Robert W. Sweetow, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Ruth Bentler, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Brian J. Fligor, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital, Boston
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jennifer Henderson Sabes
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Anna K. Meyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D.
National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Portland, OR

Robert W. Sweetow, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Kelly L. Tremblay, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Travel & Lodging:

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
1300 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Hotel Rate: $169/night
In order to receive this special conference rate, mention that you are attending the UCSF Audiology Update.

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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