SAC Webinar: Exploring Clinical Management Parameters for Children who have Unilateral Hearing Loss

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, PhD
October 7 2021
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Registration deadline is October 7, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

New Date: October 7, 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

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.)



Supporting informed, shared decision-making is a critical aspect of managing children who have hearing loss. This can be challenging when the available evidence to support clear management recommendations is under development, as is the case with unilateral hearing loss in children. This presentation will explore the current clinical management parameters for young children who have permanent unilateral hearing loss. A case study will be used to highlight the available clinical procedures and those that require further development. The importance of counseling families of children who have unilateral hearing loss in the context of habilitation will also be discussed.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, PhD

Marlene Bagatto is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the National Centre for Audiology at Western University in London, OntarioCanada. The research in her Pediatric Audiology Strategies and Systems Laboratory focuses on policy and practice integration for infant and child hearing. Dr. Bagatto is Past President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and Chair of the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force. She is a consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services’ Infant Hearing Program where protocol development, implementation and monitoring for various components of the program are her main activities. Dr. Bagatto also provides clinical services to infants involved in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program at the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic at Western.


Financial: I receive a salary from Western University. I am on the Phonak Pediatric Advisory Board and have received research funding from Phonak AG, Med-El and Oticon.

Non-financial: Nothing to disclose.


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