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BSHAA webinar: Cochlear implants and bone conduction devices

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BSHAA WEBINAR

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS, BONE CONDUCTION HEARING DEVICES AND AUDITORY TRAINING

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 6:45-8.15PM
FREE FOR BSHAA MEMBERS | £20 FOR GUESTS
BSHAA CPD POINTS: 2.5 (1.5 plus 1 point for recording reflections)
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In our final webinar of 2019 you can discover the latest knowledge and insight into cochlear implants and bone conduction devices. Experts from Cochlear Europe, MED-EL UK, Oticon Medical and Advanced Bionics will each present the latest research and findings from their perspectives, before coming together for a panel discussion and Q&A session. Sign up for our webinar and get up to speed with these topics, all with appropriate case reports:
  • New NICE criteria for cochlear implantation;
  • Methodology for performing speech testing with respect to cochlear implant criteria;
  • Bimodal hearing;
  • Implantable and non-implantable solutions for bone conduction;
  • Auditory training apps and resources.

AGENDA

CATHERINE GEORGE AND LOUISE ALLAN, COCHLEAR EUROPE
Find out more about the latest NICE criteria for adult cochlear implantation and additional considerations for any referral. Catherine and Louise will also show you how to perform the Arthur-Boothroyd word discrimination test with respect to CI assessment.
DANIEL BATTELLE, OTICON MEDICAL
Learn about some common medico-surgical contraindications that prevent cochlear implantation referral. And get the latest on bimodal hearing and how to best program hearing devices in cases where the client wears a cochlear implant on one side and a conventional air-conduction hearing device on the other.
JENNIFER HENNEL, MED-EL UK
Learn about the criteria for implantable middle ear devices, including a stick-on, non-implantable propriety bone conduction device for conductive losses. 
NICOLE DE ROCHA, ADVANCED BIONICS
Get the latest information on some open-source options in auditory training for people with hearing aids and implantable devices. Find out more about the latest evidence, relevance and how to use some free resources for private audiology clinics.
PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the webinar you will understand:
  • The latest criteria for cochlear implant referral;
  • When not to refer for implantation;
  • Best practices in hearing device fitting in bimodal hearing cases;
  • Criteria and options for bone conduction devices;
  • Resources for auditory training, applicable to conventional hearing devices and implanatable ones.
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OUR PRESENTERS

Jennifer Hennell

JENNIFER HENNELL
Jennifer is the Northern Business Development Manager for MED-EL UK with over 20 years’ experience in the hearing sector. She is a qualified audiologist and has worked in both NHS and private practice in a variety of roles across the UK. Jennifer is a psychology graduate with a particular interest in the psychosocial consequences of hearing loss.

Nicolle de Rocha

NICOLE DA ROCHA
Nicole works in the Business Development team at Advanced Bionics to support aural rehabilitation resources. She graduated with both a masters in Speech-Language Pathology and Clinical Audiology from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and has over 10 years of clinical experience within the public and private sectors. Nicole further specialised in complex needs paediatric audiology and electro-audiological assessments. Her training and experience have been specifically focused on early intervention, and Nicole's therapeutic approach is a systems-based family-centred model. She has further training in multilingual speech acquisition, AAC (augmentative alternative communication), AVT (auditory verbal therapy), and the Hanen approach.
Catherine George
CATHERINE GEORGE
Catherine is an audiological scientist working as a Professional & Consumer Engagement Specialist for Cochlear Europe. This role involves candidacy and referral awareness training for healthcare professionals for the range of hearing implants, as well as providing information and support to potential candidates. She has worked in the field of cochlear implants for many years, starting her working life on the (then) newly formed cochlear implant programme in Southampton.

Louise Allan

LOUISE ALLAN
Louise studied Speech and Language Pathology and gained her Masters in Audiology at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. She then worked for Amplifon there for two years, before coming to the UK. Here, she worked as a locum audiologist in the NHS for a year, before starting with Cochlear in May 2018, also working as a Professional & Consumer Engagement Specialist.

 

DANIEL BATTELLE, OTICON MEDICAL CLINICAL TEAM LEADER
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