More events added!
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder – putting the ‘spectrum’ into perspective. Recorded and available for purchase.
Presented by Dr Kirsty Gardner-Berry
Whilst auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is known to result in a wide range of outcomes with both hearing aids and cochlear implants it’s not always easy to decipher from the literature which of the key elements are at play and how to best counsel clients and families about the most appropriate management pathway for their specific presentation. In this webinar a combination of age-of-onset and diagnostic assessment tools will be presented to help clinicians categorize different ANSD sub-groups, explain the variation in outcomes seen, and guide the clinical management pathway moving forward.
Introducing the PLUM and HATS tools. Recorded and available for purchase.
Presented by Meagan Ward, Carmen Kung and Samantha Harkus.
You may have come across new tools available from the National Acoustics Laboratories called PLUM and HATS. They are checklists designed to guide conversations with parents of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to five years, to explore their child’s listening and communication skills development. Originally designed with the primary health workforce in mind to assist with triaging for referrals, they can also guide decision making across the continuum of care. Come and learn what they are, why they were developed, and how they are being used, and our hopes for how they may play a role in closing the gap around child development.
Shifting the Goal Posts. Hearing loss & Cochlear implantation in the Australian Landscape. Recorded and available for purchase.
Presented by Emma Ramsay
Australian Professor Graeme Clark AC was inspired by his deaf father to help deaf people hear. The ground breaking research he led in Australia began in the late 1960s, when almost all auditory neurophysiologists believed that providing useful hearing through electrical stimulation would be impossible.
When cochlear implants were first commercialised most potential candidates and health care professionals hoped the device would be an aid to lip reading. Forty years later the goal posts have shifted considerably and expectations include the ability to swim wearing the device, cell phone connectivity, hearing in noise and much, much more. Cochlear has continued with global clinical research and technology development programs, integrating new findings into products with enhanced performance and usability to meet these growing and ever changing expectations.
In this session you will hear Cochlear Australia New Zealand’s Clinical Director Emma Ramsay , discuss the improvements the Cochlear implant industry has seen over the last 20 years, how the Australian landscape has changed and improvements still needed and learn about ways Cochlear’s technology can maximise hearing and lifestyle outcomes.
Introduction to the Oticon Medical Neuro Cochlear Implant System
3 September 12pm AEST
Presented by Stacey Butler
This presentation provides an opportunity for hearing care professionals to receive an overview of the Neuro cochlear implant system from Oticon Medical, which includes the Neuro Zti implant, Neuro 2 sound processor and Genie Medical Cochlear Implant Software. Learn about what makes the Neuro system unique.
Supporting Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Solutions
24 September 12 AEST
Ponto has brought superior speech understanding and comfortable listening into the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children around the world — giving them the hearing confidence they need to take part in school, work and social situations. This presentation will provide hearing care professionals and educators an understanding of key components of the Ponto system: sound processing strategies, connectivity and support resources. Learn what makes Ponto unique and how you can best support bone anchored hearing users.
Ticket Information: The AHH free tickets are for staff from the Australian Hearing Hub who are not seeking accreditation.