This two-day masterclass provides an in-depth update on the current scientific understanding of auditory processing disorders (APD), language, cognition and their interaction.
Course Director: Professor Doris Bamiou and Dr Peter Keating
This two-day masterclass provides an in-depth update on the current scientific understanding of auditory processing disorders (APD), language, cognition and their interaction across the age spectrum.
You'll learn about:
- the scientific principles of auditory neuroscience
- current clinical diagnostic and management approaches for auditory processing disorders
This is a multidisciplinary course, taught by clinician researchers and auditory neuroscience academic researchers.
You can attend for one or two days.
Who this course is for:
- Audiologists and audiology assistants
- Hearing therapists
- Audiology students
- Teachers of the deaf
- Speech and language therapists
- General practitioners with a special interest in audiology
- Audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals
- Other health professionals with an interest in hearing and cognition
You should have some basic knowledge in audiology.
The course covers a wide range of topics including
- the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory pathways
- the definition of auditory processing disorders (APD) and controversies
- clinical presentations of APD in adults and children and the interplay of auditory processing, cognition and language
- diagnostic considerations for APD including its differential diagnosis from auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders, developmental and/or cognitive disorders
- current test batteries for assessment of different cohorts of patients with APD (e.g. the child with developmental disorders; dementia paitents)
- mulitdisciplinary management of individuals with APD and with or without other hearing impairment, cognitive or developmental disorders in adults and children with APD
- research tests in development
- electrophysiological tests for auditory processing
- using auditory devices and training programmes in the management of APD
Seminar style, interactive teaching is supplemented by:
- Virtual group exercises and class discussion
- Case studies
- Self-directed reading and pre-reading around current structure and practice in auditory processing disorder services
The course is led by Professor Doris Bamiou and Dr Peter Keating, with lectures and seminars from experienced academics and clinicians. All materials will be available via the dedicated course page on UCLExtend.
- Course organisers
- Professor Doris Bamiou, UCL Ear Institute
- Dr Peter Keating, UCL Ear Institute
- Course Programme for 24 March 2022 (including pre course material)
Introduction to Auditory Processing
Dr Peter Keating
Learning to locate sounds following hearing loss
Dr Peter Keating What can mouse models tell us about auditory processing disorder? Professor Jennifer Linden Listening in crowded environments: a selective introduction to auditory scene analysis Professor Maria Chait Multisensory integration and perceptual decision making in Auditory Cortex Professor Jennifer Bizley How do background sounds interfere with speech? Professor Stuart Rosen Hearing loss and Dementia: from Epidemiology to Clinical Trials Professor Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez Importance of prior knowledge for complex listening: role of voice familiarity and semantic context Dr Emma Holmes Age-related changes in listening abilities and their impact on cognitive tests: Turning a deaf ear to auditory biases in cognitive assessments Dr Christian Fullgrabe Understanding auditory processing by visualising the activity of single neurons Dr Johannes Dahmen Time
Welcome and opening remarks
Dr Peter Keating 10:00-10:45
Speech perception in noise, high-frequency audiometry, and cochlear synaptopathy
Professor Chris Plack 10:45-11:00 Q&A: Age related changes in listening abilities and their impact on cognitice tests: Turning a deaf ear to auditory biases in cognitive assessments Dr Christian Fullgrabe 11:00-11:45 Neural Processing of Language Professor Sophie Scott 11:45-12:00 Break 12:00-12:20 Q&A: Listening in crowded environments Professor Maria Chait 12:20-12:40 Q&A: Importance of prior knowledge for complex listening roles of voice familiarity and semantic context Dr Emma Holmes 12:40-13:00 Q&A: Understanding auditory processing by visualising the activity of single neurons Dr Johannes Dahmen 13:00-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-14:20 Q&A: What can mouse models tell us about auditory processing disorder? Professor Jennifer Linden 14:20-14:40 Q&A: Multisensory integration and perceptual decision making in Auditory Cortex Professor Jennifer Bizley 14:40-15:00 Q&A: Learning to locate sounds following hearing loss Dr Peter Keating 15:00-15:15 Break 15:15-15:45 Q&A: How do background sounds intefere with speech? Professor Stuart Rosen 15:45-16:00 Q&A: Hearing Loss and Dementia: from Epidemiology to Clinical Trials Professor Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez
- Course Programme for 31 March 2022 (including pre course material)
Auditory disorders in Dementia
Professor Jason Warren
Auditory Processing Disorders: Clinical context, definitions and controversies
Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou Auditory Processing Disorders: Definitions, clinical presentations and the diagnostic approach Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou APD: A multidisciplinary approach Dr Chrysa Spyridakou APD Tests Ms Herra Bhuta Managing the child with listening difficulties: An overview Professor Doris-eva Bamiou Remote microphone hearing aids for APD: What is available and the evidence Dr Nehzat Koohi Management of APD: What is available and what is the evidence Dr Cristina Murphy Language and literacy impairments in children: Interventions that work and rationale Professor Charles Hulmes Time
Welcome and opening remarks
Professor Katharina von Kriegstein 10:00-10:45
Sound and speech processing in autism
Professor Chris Plack 10:45-11:15 Case Study and Q&A: APD - A multidisciplinary approach Dr Chrysa Spyridakou 11:15-11:45 Auditory Processing Disorders: Paediatric Case Studies - Diagnosis and Management / Q&A Professor Vivian Iliadou 11:45-12:00 Break 12:00-12:20 Case Study and Q&A: Remote microphone hearing aids and auditory training Dr Nehzat Koohi 12:20-12:40 Case Study and Q&A: Auditory Processing Tests GOSH 12:40-13:00 Case Study and Q&A: APD Management Dr Cristina Murphy 13:00-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-14:45 Auditory processing in traumatic brain injury and after blast injury Professor Frederick Gallun 14:45-15:15 Auditory Processing Disorders: Adult Neurological Case Studies - Diagnosis and Management / Q&A Professor Doris-Eva Bamiou 15:15-15:30 Break 15:30-16:00 Case Study and Q&A: Auditory Processing, Hearing Loss and Cognition Dr Rohani Omar
- Learning Outcomes
Following this course, you will:
- Be able to obtain a history of individuals suspected of APD
- Be able to choose effective tests and other assessment strategies for individuals suspected of APD
- Be able to consider differential diagnoses and recognise the need for multidisciplinary assessment
- Be able to formulate a management approach for APD
- Recognise current limitations and controversies in the field of APD
- Certificates and accreditation
You'll receive a certificate of attendance with CPD points for completion of the online masterclass.
Payment via UCLExtend must be made 2 working days before the first live session.
NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared. If you are paying via invoice, a purchase order number must be provided a 2 weeks prior to the course start.