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This three-day masterclass explores current trends in amplification and aural rehabilitation for adults and children with hearing loss.
The course combines research evidence with practical knowledge and skills which you'll be able to apply immediately in whatever clinical setting you work in.
You'll develop clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation.
You'll also have an opportunity to network with a range of professionals from different backgrounds.
The course is updated annually to reflect the latest trends in technology and clinical practice.
The first two days focus on adults. The third day has a paediatric focus. You can attend for one, two or three days.
The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute.
Who this course is for
This course is suitable for:
- audiologists and audiology assistants
- teachers of the deaf
- speech and language therapists
- general practitioners with a special interest in audiology
- audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals
You should have previous knowledge and experience in general audiology.
The course aims to:
- foster an awareness of state-of-the-art technology in amplification and aural rehab and how this can be translated to cost-efficient practice in both adult and paediatric populations
- develop international best practice as indicated by evidence-based approaches to aural habilitation and rehabilitation
- enable the implementation of programmes and clinically applicable tools and techniques that will elevate the process of aural habilitation and rehabilitation to an advanced practitioner level
- foster a culture of self-evaluation and development of new skills
You'll learn about:
- the latest technologies in state-of-the-art hearing instruments
- how the latest research impacts on clinical practice
- pre-fitting measures that relate to successful outcomes with hearing instruments
- international best practice on fitting of amplification and different approaches followed by various countries/institutions
- the latest approaches to verification
- assessment tools for hearing-aid validation and investigation of rehabilitation needs
- problem-solving skills with patients and families
- observation and assessment of functional listening skills and auditory understanding in children
- management options for special populations
The course integrates learning from the private, public and voluntary sectors, giving you a broad overview of audiological practices globally.
Teaching and structure
The course runs over three consecutive day.
The first two days focus on adults. The third day has a paediatric focus.
You can choose to attend one, two or three days.
The course involves:
- live and recorded lectures
- interactive, seminar-style discussions
- hands-on workshops
Certificates and accreditation
You'll receive a certificate of attendance for the days you attend.
CPD points will be applied for from the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).
Cost and concessions
The standard fees are:
- £200 (for one day)
- £360 (for two days)
- £450 (for three days)
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Course information last modified: 11 May 2021, 14:05