Audiology masterclass series 2021

NextSense and AHH

These events are free for AHH Members not seeking accreditation!

Topic 1: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder – putting the ‘spectrum’ into perspective. 
Date: Thursday 29 April
Time: 12-1pm AEST.
Presenter: Dr Kirsty Gardner-Berry
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

Whilst auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is known to result in a wide range of outcomes with both hearing aids and cochlear implants it’s not always easy to decipher from the literature which of the key elements are at play and how to best counsel clients and families about the most appropriate management pathway for their specific presentation.

In this webinar a combination of age-of-onset and diagnostic assessment tools will be presented to help clinicians categorize different ANSD sub-groups, explain the variation in outcomes seen, and guide the clinical management pathway moving forward.

 

Topic 2: Shifting the Goal Posts. Hearing loss & Cochlear implantation in the Australian Landscape.
Date:Thursday May 20
Time:12-1pm AEST.
Presenter: Emma Ramsay
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

Australian Professor Graeme Clark AC was inspired by his deaf father to help deaf people hear. The ground breaking research he led in Australia began in the late 1960s, when almost all auditory neurophysiologists believed that providing useful hearing through electrical stimulation would be impossible.

When cochlear implants were first commercialised most potential candidates and health care professionals hoped the device would be an aid to lip reading. Forty years later the goal posts have shifted considerably and expectations include the ability to swim wearing the device, cell phone connectivity, hearing in noise and much, much more. Cochlear has continued with global clinical research and technology development programs, integrating new findings into products with enhanced performance and usability to meet these growing and ever changing expectations.

In this session you will hear Cochlear Australia New Zealand’s Clinical Director Emma Ramsay , discuss the improvements the Cochlear implant industry has seen over the last 20 years,  how the Australian landscape has changed and improvements still needed and learn about ways  Cochlear’s technology can maximise hearing and lifestyle outcomes.

 

Topic 3: Introduction to the PLUM and HATS
Date: Thursday 6 May
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Presenters: Meagan Ward, Carmen Kung, and Sam Harkus
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

You may have come across new tools available from the National Acoustics Laboratories called PLUM and HATS. They are checklists designed to guide conversations with parents of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to five years, to explore their child’s listening and communication skills development.

Originally designed with the primary health workforce in mind to assist with triaging for referrals, they can also guide decision making across the continuum of care. Come and learn what they are, why they were developed, and how they are being used, and our hopes for how they may play a role in closing the gap around child development.

 

Topic 4: Introduction to the Oticon Medical Neuro Cochlear Implant System
Date: 3 September 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Presenter: Stacey Butler
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

This presentation provides an opportunity for hearing care professionals to receive an overview of the Neuro cochlear implant system from Oticon Medical, which includes the Neuro Zti implant, Neuro 2 sound processor and Genie Medical Cochlear Implant Software. Learn about what makes the Neuro system unique.

 

Topic 5: Supporting Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Solutions
Date: 24 September 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Presenter: Stephanie Carrick
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

Ponto has brought superior speech understanding and comfortable listening into the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children around the world — giving them the hearing confidence they need to take part in school, work and social situations. This presentation will provide hearing care professionals and educators an understanding of key components of the Ponto system: sound processing strategies, connectivity and support resources. Learn what makes Ponto unique and how you can best support bone anchored hearing users.

 

Topic 6: Advanced Bionics
Date: 11 November 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

This session will give a summary of some of the unique technologies developed by Advanced Bionics. Some areas covered will include the use of Current Steering to increase spectral resolution, the first truly made for CI bimodal system eliciting better performance in everyday life situations, and an introduction to AB’s new cochlear implant- setting a new benchmark for standard of care in CI and MRI.

 

 

Topic 7 :MED-EL: 20 Innovations in 20 Minutes (and then some more)
Date: 1 October 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Individual Sessions: $50
To register: bit.ly/317ABdJ

This presentation will discuss 20 recent innovations available in the latest MED-EL cochlear implant systems and how they improve clinical practice and user benefit. Design philosophy and future direction will also be explored.

 

Topic 8: Cochlear Technology and Research Update
Date: 29 October 2021
Time: 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Individual Sessions: $50
To registerbit.ly/317ABdJ

Since 1981, Cochlear has provided more than 600,000 implantable devices, helping recipients of all ages, to hear and live full and active lives. Throughout this time Cochlear’s continual focus on research and development, has resulted in delivering new technologies that benefit all recipients, whether they are being implanted today or many years ago. This session will bring you up to date on the most recent advancements in implant and processing technology. First, Frank Risi Group Product Manager of Surgical & Implants will take you through the unique design of Cochlear’s latest generation implant, Nucleus Profile™ Plus, which enables recipients to have MRI’s up to 3T without the need for splinting or magnet removal. Then Esti Nel, Cochlear’s Principal Research Audiologist will provide an overview of SmartSound IQ, Cochlear’s suite of sound processing technologies, and will share evidence on how these innovations enhance hearing performance in even challenging listening environments.

 

 

 

 

Topic 1 : The endorsement number is CPD2021 107 and the category and CPD points are as follow:
Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point
Topic 2: The endorsement number is CPD2021 106 and the category and CPD points are as follow:
Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point
Topic 3: The endorsement number is CPD2021 116 and the category and CPD points are as follow:
Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point
Topic 4: This event has been endorsed for 12 months commencing from 3rd September 2021. The endorsement number is CPD2122 017 and the category and CPD points are Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point
Topic 5: This event has been endorsed for 12 months commencing from 24th September 2021. The endorsement number is CPD2122 018 and the category and CPD points are Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point
Topic 6: This event has been endorsed for 12 months commencing 11 November 2021. The endorsement  number is CPD2122 026 and the category and CPD points are Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point.
Topic 7: This event has been endorsed by Audiology Australia for 12 months commencing 1 October 2021. The endorsement number is CPD2122 024 and the category and CPD points are Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point.
Topic 8: The event has been endorsed by Audiology Austraia and the endorsement number is CPD2122 033 and the category and CPD points are Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point

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.

NOTE: The recordings after the seminar will only be made available to participants who have paid to register and receive accreditation.

To learn more and register, please visit the following link: 
https://www.nextsense.org.au/professional-development/audiology-masterclass-series-2021