SAC Webcast: SAC Position Paper on Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss (2021)

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, PhD, Aud(C)
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This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE.

Presented by Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, PhD, Aud(C)

Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, Audiologists, audiology assistant, speech and hearing assistant, Students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Permanent unilateral hearing loss is increasingly identified in infancy and early childhood. In Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs, an estimated 15-20% of children with hearing loss are identified with unilateral loss. However, there continues to be uncertainty and variation in practices in supporting these children and their families. SAC recently released a position paper on unilateral hearing loss in children. This webinar will present key points of the position paper accompanied by a brief review of research supporting the position.

Learning objectives:

1.    Familiarize participants with the SAC position paper on unilateral hearing loss in children
2.    Present information on the prevalence and characteristics of children with unilateral loss
3.    Review current issues, concerns and evidence related to unilateral hearing loss



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