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Program

Instructional Courses

IC1: Implantable Solutions: An Overview for Audiologists

Dr Laura Dixon

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC2: The Value of Integrated Service Delivery in Ensuring Appropriate Audiological and Communication Interventions for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss

Ms Erika Haglund

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC3: Electrophysiological Assessments and Cochlear Implants: From Initial Assessment to Clinical Fitting

Dr Wai Kong Lai

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC4: The Use of Speech Mapping in Hearing Aid Verification

Jan Pollard

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC5: Wideband Acoustic Immittance (WAI) Measurements and its Clinical Application in the Diagnosing Middle Ear Pathologies

Dr Venkatesh Aithal

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC6: Cochlear implantation for Children with Single-sided Deafness or Very Asymmetrical Hearing Loss

Dr Karyn Galvin

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC7: The Dizzy Patient: How to Triage Patients Presenting With Vestibular Concerns

Dr Michael Maslin

Sunday 20 May 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Overview

IC8: Paradigm Shifts in Audiology, Cognition & Amplification

Dr Douglas Beck

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

IC9: Breaking the Shackles: Delivering New Service Models to People who Need Implantable Hearing Devices

Ms
Yetta Abrahams

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

There is a seismic shift in hearing health care towards delivering better person-centered services. The gold standard is the delivery of timely, optimal hearing solutions that are patient-focused rather than device-specific. Today’s audiologist must address the need to translate theoretical model into clinical practice.

For decades implantable hearing solutions have been underpinned by traditional service delivery models focused on clinicians and devices. There has been no clear pathway to navigate the obstacles in attaining easier access to implantable technology. Currently, fewer than 10% of adults who would benefit from an implantable hearing solution in Australia have access to it. The status quo clearly indicates that professionals need to re-think, re-train and re-structure current practices to become truly patient- and family-focused.

This unique instructional course unites key clinicians in the implantable hearing solutions field to provide an overview of the past, present and future of hearing rehabilitation with a focus on providing practical solutions to be implemented in the clinic. This session will be interactive, combining live feedback from attendees with the opportunity to question presenters about their experience and the needs for all of us to navigate the future.

- The hurdles of pioneering hearing implant services in Australia – Emeritus Professor Bill Gibson
- The changing landscape of holistic health care- Lisa Shannon
- Finding individual solutions for hearing impaired patients - Dr Celene McNeill
- Putting patients and clinicians in the driver’s seat today and in the future- Yetta Abrahams
- The need to successfully deliver a holistic hearing experience for our mutual patients - Dr Phillip Chang

IC10: Tinnitus Assessment and its Clinical Application

Ms Janice Pollard

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

IC11: Cochlear Implant Fitting – Principles to Practice

Mr Saji Maruthurkkara

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

IC12: Does it always take Two? Is CI Indicated for all SSD Patients? When, how, who should be Considered for CI?

Dr Dayse Tavora-Viera

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

IC13: Teleaudiology: A Client's Journey to Independence

Dr Elaine Saunders

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

The term Teleaudiology has a number of working definitions in Australia. There is mounting evidence that Telehealth is an effective model for health care in our aging population. However the role of Telehealth in audiology (Tele-Audiology) is not well understood, and audiologists are hesitant to adopt this approach into their own practices. We believe this reluctance stems from a lack of understanding in how to effectively apply Tele-Audiology to the client journey.

In this workshop we will aim to effective demonstrate how Teleaudiology is applied throughout the client journey in an adaptable and scale-able manner. The session will also include an introduction to the use of the blamey saunders speech perception test as an audiological tool.

IC14: Models of Auditory Rehabilitation with Adults following Cochlear Implantation: Building Empowerment

Ms Cleon Kirby

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

IC15: Clinical Research: Where to Start?

Dr Isabelle Boisvert

Sunday 20 May 2018
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Overview

Research can be perceived as daunting, and disconnected from day-to-day clinical work. But it does not need to be this way. Similar to any professional competency, knowing where to find appropriate resources and developing your skills further can lead to the development of effective research designs which can contribute to existing knowledge in a constructive manner. Gaining a better understanding of sound research methodology and learning some handy tricks can help you objectively appraise different arguments.

This instructional course was developed for health professionals with a clinical degree, or early in their PhD training, who are interested in developing a strong basis for clinical research. It can also benefit clinicians who are already involved in research, but would like to further their skills and facilitate the clinical research process. The course will demystify the process of creating high quality research that can lead to an actual clinical impact.

Knowing how to develop answerable and relevant research questions, build and follow through with rigorous research designs, and use valid statistical approaches will increase your confidence in discussing and being involved in clinical research.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this instructional course, participants will be able to:
- Understand how research specific processes integrate with clinical practice and the processes underlying evidence-based practice.
- Develop answerable and relevant clinical research questions.
- Recognise common risks for biases in clinical research, and their impact.

Conference countdown

181
days
06
hours
45
mins

International Convention Centre Sydney - 20-23 May 2018

Platinum Sponsors

Sonova Australia - Phonak

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Gold Sponsors

Signia

Silver Sponsors

Otometrics Division of Natus

Bronze Sponsors

Cochlear Limited

Name Badges / Lanyards Sponsor

Unitron

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