Registration deadline is December 2, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
December 2, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)
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Intended audience: Audiologists, audiology assistant, Students, Speech-Language Pathologists, speech-language pathology assistant, speech and hearing assistant
This session pertains to: Adults (18-64), Seniors (65+)
Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)
This presentation will review current advancements in cochlear implants. Candidacy criteria, surgical procedures, fitting philosophies, validation procedures and subjective measures will be analyzed for efficacy. Further, barriers to care in remote areas, resource challenges and ethical decision making will be discussed from a provincial public health perspective. Case studies will be presented to illustrate these challenges. A comparison of provincial coverage for cochlear implants in Canada will be discussed to illustrate different approaches to care and gaps in coverage. Finally, speculation on next generation technology will be included as the market continues to develop improved technologies for this patient population.
- Provide an overview of cochlear implant technology.
- Detail candidacy criteria and common surgical procedures for implantable technology.
- Describe challenges to care from an ethical, geographical and limited resource perspective.
This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).
Justyn Pisa, Aud(C)
Justyn Pisa is the Coordinator of Manitoba’s Surgical Hearing Implant Program, specializing in bone anchored and cochlear implants. He holds affiliations with the University of Manitoba as a lecturer and researcher. Justyn previously worked as a clinical audiologist and researcher within the hearing aid industry, developing firmware and fitting software.
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