Pediatric Hearing Loss Conference

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October 18, 2013 * Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center, Charleston, SC

Doctor with baby and Mom

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Join professionals in strengthening partnerships for early hearing detection and intervention to support infants with hearing loss and their families to develop listening and spoken language right from the start.

This daylong workshop features exciting and informative presentations by leaders in the field of pediatric hearing loss that will help you:

  • Work with families and other health care to improve outcomes for children with hearing loss—particularly in rural or underserved areas of the community.
  • Improve loss to follow-up by strengthening professional partnerships and referral patterns so that children with hearing loss do not miss critical language development periods.
  • Identify the roles of specialist involved in hearing loss evaluation and habilitation—and what steps you need to take.
  • Understand the developmental, social, language and learning challenges children with hearing loss face throughout life.
  • Identify available resources for children and families in your community and how best to advocate for children with hearing loss
  • Learn about the latest technology and intervention options and the tremendous potential for children with hearing loss today.

Learn More About:

  • Importance of early identification and intervention
  • Behavioral testing and hearing aid selection and fitting
  • Medical evaluation of congenital sensorineural hearing loss
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Genetics and hearing loss
  • Surgical options for pediatric hearing loss
  • Auditory-verbal practice
  • Educational options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Resources to support families

Who Should Attend:

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • General Educators
  • Audiologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists  
  • Students (physician, nurse, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, educator)


Spec101FAQsial Offer for Conference Registrants!

Register for the conference and receive a 20% discount off the cover price of the book 101 FAQs about Auditory-Verbal Practice. This book is an indispensable reference tool that will help you respond to a wide range of questions from parents of young children and other professionals and provides the most up-to-date information about listening and spoken language and the tremendous opportunities for children who are deaf and hard of hearing today. Developed by more than 101 Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, 101 FAQs provides current theory, practice and evidence-based outcomes for auditory-verbal practice and offers knowledge, guideance and encouragement for future generations of children - and the professionals who are honored to be a part of their lives. Learn more about the book and register for the conference today!



Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Identifying and Managing Pediatric Hearing Loss conference is designed to meet the continuing education needs of medical and education professionals serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The conference sessions will give professionals the opportunity to earn CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME (SAPS CME) and the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language 
   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This program is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Professional area.)
 AAA CEU logo  American Academy of Audiology 
   Certificate of Learning
   Continuing Medical Education


Resources for Early Intervention Professionals

Courtesy of the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Public Relations