UCSF Audiology Update XIV – 2022
Are you a practicing audiologist looking to update your knowledge and skills? Or perhaps a graduate student in audiology, a physician, or a hearing aid dispenser? Regardless of your background, the Contemporary Audiology course is the perfect opportunity for you to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field.
This state-of-the-art course covers a wide range of topics, including hearing science and diagnostics, pediatric specialty, tinnitus management, balance assessment, and amplification. You’ll learn from renowned faculty from around the country and updates on new technology presented by manufacturer representatives.
One of the objectives of this course is to provide attendees with an evidence-based approach to audiological evaluation and treatment. You’ll learn about the components of audiological evaluation that are supported by evidence, as well as physical and acoustic facts that do not require evidence-based evaluation. This approach ensures that you are providing the most effective and efficient care for your patients.
Another objective is to provide attendees with strategies for promoting resiliency and preventing burnout. Working in the audiology field can be challenging, especially when assisting patients with serious illnesses. This course will equip you with the tools you need to stay resilient and prevent burnout.
Additionally, you’ll learn about the latest advancements in genetic testing and gene therapy for sensorineural hearing loss, updates to cochlear implant candidacy guidelines, the role of self-care in audiological treatment, and much more.
The course agenda is thoughtfully designed to provide you with ample networking opportunities. You’ll have the chance to interact with faculty members and other professionals in the field, share ideas, and build relationships that can help you advance your career.
The course takes place on October 14th and 15th, 2022, in a beautiful location that is easy to access. The fee includes breakfast and lunch on both days, vendor presentations, and wine reception.
If you’re looking to stay on top of your game as an audiologist, this course is a must-attend. Don’t miss the chance to learn from the best and stay ahead of the curve. Register today and prepare to be amazed!
To order the course video, simply visit our website and add the product to your cart. Once you check out, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to download the video. It’s that easy! You can watch the video at your leisure, rewind and replay sections as needed, and share it with colleagues.
Ordering the course video is a great way to expand your knowledge and skills, even if you couldn’t attend the live event. Plus, you’ll have access to the video for a full year, so you can refer back to it whenever you need to refresh your memory.
In conclusion, the Contemporary Audiology course is the perfect opportunity for audiologists and other hearing healthcare professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field. Register today and take your career to the next level!
- Consider how bimodal neuromodulation can fit into a clinical setting for treating tinnitus patients.
- Describe what is meant by evidence-based practice and identify the components of audiological evaluation that are supported by evidence.
- List examples of physical and acoustic facts that do not require evidence-based evaluation.
- Understand the definitions of and differences between resiliency, sustainability, burnout, empathic distress, and moral injury.
- Describe three strategies or practices for promoting individual resiliency in clinical work.
- Understand how to diagnose vestibular migraine and how to use patient-reported outcome measures to quantify symptoms in vestibular migraine.
- Understand the evidence behind different treatment modalities for vestibular migraine.
- Describe the different genetic causes of SNHL and how genetic testing for SNHL is conducted and interpreted.
- Understand the clinical impact of genetic testing for SNHL.
- Define the new 60/60 referral guideline for cochlear implant evaluation referrals (Zwolan et al., 2020) and identify three groups of patients who meet the recently expanded FDA CI candidacy criteria.
- Describe a typical hearing loss profile that meets electro-acoustic (EAS, hybrid) CI candidacy.
- List elements of the proposed (or finalized) FDA rule.
- Compare and contrast methods of integrating OTC HAs and other direct to consumer amplifiers into an audiology practice.
- Describe pathways of care for patients.
- Identify how the COVID-19 virus that causes hearing loss/tinnitus and/or balance problems and the degree and types of hearing loss that could occur.
- Decide and interpret which audiometric tests (objective and subjective) are appropriate for COVID-19 survivors and what test results are for patients who report ‘brain fog.’
- Informed of the advantages of an ultrasound hearing aid compared to current hearing aid technologies, along with animal data to support its potential for hearing applications.
- Recognize how diabetes affects the auditory system as well as plan a hearing screening and monitoring program for patients with diabetes.
- Describe benefits to regular collaborative, interdisciplinary care of D/HH children, including key checkpoints for teams in a child’s journey.
- Describe the effective communication strategies and tools to help optimize hearing and communication during encounters.