The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) is proud to present the 16th Annual Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology at AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 3, from 10:15 to 11:45 am.
Topic(s): Pediatric, AAA Conference, HearTECH Expo, Annual Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology, Pediatric Audiology, Hearing Loss, speech-language pathology, Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL), language outcomes, auditory experience, digital noise reduction (DNR), directional microphone, Frequency Lowering, Research, remote-microphone system
The case report described here draws attention to a powerful variable, namely offhanded provider remarks, which can negatively influence rehabilitation outcomes, specifically for prelingually deaf adults. This group is known to be highly variable in their audiologic/hearing characteristics (Neuman et al, 2017) such that blanket statements are not likely to apply to a given individual.
Topic(s): Bilateral Hearing Loss, hearing aid, Cochlear Implants (CI), bimodal, audiological rehabilitation services, decision-making, Hearing Aids, speech-language pathology