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Webinar recording: Measuring Outcomes

A recording of BSHAA's webinar from 25 June 2020 with Nicole Da Rocha from Advanced Bionics - 'Measuring Outcomes of Hearing Interventions'.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • identify factors that are most likely to affect Hearing success outcomes
  • identify specific tools to monitor these factors
  • know where to find these tools

ABSTRACT

Through their hearing care advice, audiologists provide a form of clinical intervention to their clients. It may or may not involve the use of hearing technology. Just as any other clinical intervention, the outcome of this hearing care pathway should always be measured to validate the need and efficacy. In this webinar, we will learn about what the latest evidence is regarding the factors that most affect outcomes in adult and young adult users; the scientific principles of some common validation questionnaires; and normative data and how to implement the information arising in your hearing care pathway. This is all aimed at enhancing the effect of your hearing intervention measures.

OUR PRESENTER

Nicole De Rocha

Nicole da Rocha works for Advanced Bionics' UK business development team to develop and provide support for aural rehabilitation. She graduated with a Speech Language Pathology and Clinical Audiology degree from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and has over 12 years of clinical experience within the public and private sectors, with specialisation in complex needs paediatric audiology and medicolegal audiology assessments.

Nicole has further trained in AAC (augmentative alternative communication) and AVT Cert (auditory verbal therapy), and is Hanen certified. Her passion, she says, is for communication: "I hold the belief that communication is what makes us human, and the ability to communicate successfully is a key factor in quality of life."

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