from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Description: This one-day course includes an overview of the history and evolution of cochlear implant technology, a tutorial on the basics of cochlear implant components and function, and an explanation of the UNC cochlear implant evaluation process with consideration of factors affecting patient outcomes. Reviews of cochlear anatomy and physiology, surgery, device programming and follow up care, as well as important aspects of habilitation, are covered. Representatives from the three cochlear implant manufacturers provide specific information on the technology that is currently available.
Deb Hatch, Au.D., CCC-A has been at UNC since 1988. She has an extensive research background having spent eighteen years in the UNC Psychoacoustics Research Lab working on numerous NIH projects. She joined the CCCDP in August 2006. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is working on a study that looks at the recovery of speech perception in children who have had their implant revised due to device failure. She also manages a project looking at Auditory Neuropathy in children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. She received her BS from East Carolina University; an MA from Ohio State University; and her AuD from the University of Florida.
Lillian Henderson, M.S.P., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT has worked with the CASTLE program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina since August 2002. Lillian worked in Durham Public Schools for 5 years providing speech-language therapy for preschoolers, and Parent Participation Sessions for children in the system who were deaf or hard of hearing and learning spoken language. Lillian earned her Master’s Degree from the University South Carolina in Columbia in the Auditory-Verbal track. She is currently the lead diagnostician for the UNC pediatric cochlear implant team.
1311 US HWY 301
Wilson, NC 27893
1. There is NO COST for NC Professionals; $50 for out-of-state attendees
2. Non ASHA CEU’s will be offered for all workshops.
3. To Register: Visit www.med.unc.edu/earandhearing/registration (registration deadline = 1 week prior to workshop)
CEUs: 0.6 (LSLS Approved)