SAC Webinar: Connected Hearing Healthcare: What the Research Tells Us, Current Practices and the Future of Virtual Care in Audiology

Danielle Glista, PhD, Reg. CASLPO
December 1 2021
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Registration deadline is December 1, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

December 1, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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Intended audience: Audiologists, speech and hearing assistant, audiology assistant, students

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



Connected hearing healthcare offers the potential to better ‘connect’ all individuals involved in the delivery and receipt of audiological services at a distance, by improving service delivery efficiency and overall access to care. This introductory lecture will cover key topic areas including current definitions of connected hearing health care and related terminology (e.g., virtual, tele and ehealth), a review of the evidence guiding current clinical practice, common barriers facilitators faced when trying to implement virtual care and the future of audiology as it relates to technology-mediated care.

Learning Objectives:

1. To gain knowledge around the connected health model of care, as it relates to the delivery of audiological services and patient-centered care.  
2. To explore some of the different types of audiology services that can be offered virtually.   
3. To discuss common barriers and facilitators currently influencing the uptake of connected hearing healthcare care and some ways we can overcome the challenges.



This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.


Presenter Biography

Danielle Glista, PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Danielle Glista is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Director of the Connected Hearing Healthcare Lab at The National Centre for Audiology at Western University in London, ON, Canada. Dr. Glista’s recent research efforts have focused on the prescription and evaluation of pediatric amplification devices, real-world outcome evaluation and the implementation of virtual care within connected hearing healthcare. She aims to incorporate person-centred approaches and techniques in her research and continues to explore mechanisms to remotely ‘connect’ stakeholders involved in the audiological care processes.


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