Simple steps to improved adult audiological rehabilitiation

In this workshop we will discuss the common barriers to both uptake, and success of audiological rehabilitation. Theoretical discussion will be scaffolded by implementing tools and strategies with simulated patients, aimed at reducing barriers and achieving successful outcomes.

Details

  • Wednesday, 29 August, 2018 - Thursday, 30 August, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Course Code:   CPE18AAR

Course Information

Please note that this workshop will take place at the Australian Hearing Hub, at Macquarie University.

In this workshop we will discuss the common barriers to both uptake, and success of audiological rehabilitation. Theoretical discussion will be scaffolded by implementing tools and strategies with simulated patients, aimed at reducing barriers and achieving successful outcomes.

Learning Outcomes.

At the completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Improve clinician Identification of common barriers to rehabilitation
  • Implement use of simple tools to aid in investigation and remediation of barriers
  • Apply quick measures to investigate directional microphone function
  • Identify patients requiring more aggressive noise reduction strategies using defensible methods
  • Apply simple measurements to improve frequency lowering technology outcomes

 

Wednesday

9-9.30am         Introduction and overview

9.30-10.30       Dealing with barriers to rehabilitation: 1. Common barriers and models

10-11am          2. Simple tools; the line, box, circle and reflective listening reminder

11-12noon       3. Case studies and living well exercise

12-1pm            Lunch

1-2pm              Dealing with noise: 1. Trouble shooting directional microphones, front to side ratio

2-3pm              2. Acceptable noise level (ANL) theory

3-4pm              3. ANL exercises

 

Thursday

9-9.30am          4. Predicting the impact of reverberation

9.30-10.30am   5. Measuring susceptibility to reverberation exercises and strategies

10.30-11.30am Dealing with conductive and mixed hearing loss: revision and examples

11.30-12noon  Dealing with severe to profound hearing loss: 1. Introduction

12-1pm            Lunch

1-2.30pm         2. Investigating frequency lowering technologies and their benefits

2.30-3.30pm    3. Defensible methods of fitting and verifying frequency compression                                          hearing   aids exercises

3.30-4pm         Conclusions and wrap up.

 

 

 

 

‘Simple Steps to Improve Adult Audiological Rehabilitation’ has been endorsed for 12 CPD points in total as follows for Face to Face participants only:

Day 1 - Category 1: 4 points & Category 2: 2 points

Day 2 - Category 1: 4 points & Category 2: 2 points

The endorsement number is CPD1819 002

Presenter

  • Dr John Newall
    John Newall completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, then a master’s degree in Clinical Audiology whilst concurrently working as a research assistant at the National Acoustic Laboratories Australia. Subsequently he worked in the audiology department of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, completing his tenure there as Deputy Head/Senior Clinician. John completed his PhD in 2016. John currently works as the Deputy Director of audiology at Macquarie University and convenes the advanced hearing aid, audiological rehabilitation, and public health units. John owns and operates a private practice located in Westmead Private Hospital providing; audiological assessment and rehabilitation to adult and paediatric clients. John’s current research areas include; the epidemiology of hearing loss in the developing world, hearing rehabilitation in the developing world, factors affecting clinician hearing aid technology prescription, and classroom acoustics.

Location

Venue:   Australian Hearing Hub

Address:
16 University Ave, Macquarie University, New South Wales, 2109, Australia

Description:

16 University Ave, Macquarie University NSW 2109

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