SAC Webinar: The Role of Audiologists in Concussion Management: Position Statement

Greg Noel, AuD, Aud(C)
December 11 2019
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Presented by Greg Noel, AuD, Aud(C)

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Registration deadline is December 11, 2019 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)

December 11, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

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Intended audience: Audiologists, Audiology Assistant, Speech and Hearing Assistant, Students

This session pertains to: School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64), Seniors (64+)

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


Awareness and understanding of the impact of concussion – a form of traumatic brain injury – is increasing in Canada. A concussion can effect hearing and balance mechanisms – both peripherally and centrally – and can also cause a number of physical, cognitive, communicative and emotional symptoms. Although these difficulties usually resolve within four weeks of the injury, approximately 20% of individuals experience persistent problems that interfere with their return to regular activity (Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF), 2018). When auditory and/or vestibular symptoms are present from a concussion, timely referral to an audiologist is necessary within an integrated collaborative team. Audiologists provide evidence-based practice in the education, rehabilitation, management and counselling for concussion clients and apply client-centered care in managing symptoms to facilitate optimal hearing, communication, comfort and balance in daily activities. 

This session will provide an overview of the impact of concussion on the auditory and vestibular systems, outline diagnostic and treatment approaches as well as demonstrate the value of the audiologist as a health care team member for children and adults with concussion. This session will also provide direction for advocacy both within and outside the profession.

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

Presenter Biography

Greg Noel, AuD, Aud(C)

Greg Noel received his Master’s in Human Communication Disorders (Audiology) from Dalhousie University and obtained his clinical doctorate from AT Still University in 2017. After graduating from Dalhousie, he returned to Gander, Newfoundland, where he worked as a clinical audiologist for six years. During this time, Greg attended a 3-month neuro-audiology fellowship with Dr. Frank Musiek at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in New Hamsphire USA. Greg is a co-founder of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and a past president of the Academy. Greg is the Director of Audiology for the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres and is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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