Audiology Masterclass Series 2020 – Valerie Green

This Masterclass series will take place in person at the Australian Hearing Hub, as well as be offered live through a Zoom webinar from 12-1pm EST on the posted date. Ten days after each live event, a recording of the webinar will also be made available for you to watch via the Short Courses website. You will be notified via email for both the live event and when the recording is available to watch.

Topic 4: Family Adjustment to Diagnosis of Infant Hearing Loss
Location: Remote Access only
Date: 29 October, 2020
Presenter: Valerie Green

With most forms of childhood disability or developmental delay, parents may have intuited themselves that something is not quite right, and the diagnosis may come as a relief and confirmation that they know their baby well. However, the diagnosis of hearing loss following newborn hearing screening is nearly always a surprise to the family, with many parents experiencing feelings of distress and confusion.

Early intervention, including fitting of hearing aids, parent education and therapy support has been shown to lead to significantly better speech and language development for these children. For this reason, health professionals have an important role in assisting parents to adjust to the diagnosis, so they are able to move on to make decisions and plans for their child in a timely manner. This presentation will examine why this adjustment is so important, and consider three different types of normal responses by parents. Some particular types of hearing loss, which present their own issues with regard to adjustment, will be discussed, along with the factors which may influence parents along their journey to acceptance.

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Australian Hearing Hub members staff not seeking accreditation can attend the seminars free of charge

Accreditation: Completing this webinar will contribute 1 hour NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation in NSW.


Accreditation: This course has been approved by AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language to offer LSLS™ 1 CEUs per presentation.