SAC Webinar: Fitting Bone Conduction Devices to Children: Updates for Clinical Practice

Dave Gordey, PhD, Aud(C)
February 22 2023
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Fitting Bone Conduction Devices to Children: Updates for
Clinical Practice
February 22, 2023

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm ET

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Presenter: Dave Gordey, PhD, Aud(C)

The Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Audiology (COPA) is a working group of clinical and research audiologists in North America. They work together to understand the management paths for paediatric populations who have hearing differences for which these paths are not yet well-developed. We aim to compile and create evidence that will guide clinical management of special paediatric audiology populations, with a goal to share the knowledge with the broader clinical community.

In this presentation, project work will be shared in paediatric bone conduction fittings for infants and young children. Topics to be covered include audiologist decision and counseling strategies, parent perspectives on bone conduction device use for their children with unilateral conductive hearing loss, and the development of a clinical consensus document for fitting bone conduction devices on a soft headband to children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe recommendations for selection and fitting of non-surgical bone conduction hearing devices for children.
  • Describe resources that assist parents’ decision-making when considering bone conduction hearing devices for their children.
  • Describe the counseling experiences of parents whose children were candidates for bone conduction hearing devices.

Intended Audience

  • Audiologists

This Session Pertains To:

  • Pre-School (0-4)
  • School Aged (5-17)


Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.) 

Registration Fees



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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates

Registration deadline is February 22, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)


This webinar will be recorded and will be available as a webcast in our webcast library within a week of the live event.

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Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.


This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.


Presenter Biography


Dave Gordey, PhD, Aud(C)

Dave Gordey has been a paediatric audiologist for over twenty years. Dave is the Director of Paediatric Audiology and Research for Oticon and an Adjunct Professor at Western University. Dave’s current research projects include paediatric hearing aids, unilateral hearing loss, functional communication deficits in children with normal peripheral hearing, and the social and emotional development of children with hearing loss.


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