ARC 2020: Tele-Audiology: Theory to Practice - Morning Session (0.3 CEUs/Tier 1)

ARC 2020: Tele-Audiology: Theory to Practice - Morning Session (0.3 CEUs/Tier 1)

Prioritizing Tele-Audiology for COVID-19 and Beyond 
De Wet Swanepoel, PhD 
Professor of Audiology University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Learning Objectives 

1. Describe how COVID-19 has accelerated Tele-Audiology. 

2. Compare the differences between high-, low- and no-touch audiology. 

3. Identify the role of Tele-Audiology in low- and no-touch audiology.

 
Tele-Audiology in the VA: Detection & Diagnosis/Intervention & Support
Rachel McArdle, PhD (Chad Gladden, PhD; Contributor)
VA National Audiology and Speech Pathology Program Office 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify two different modes of Tele-Audiology.
2. Describe the process used in store and forward audiology exams.
3. Understand the utilization of Bluetooth technology and smart phones for making hearing aid programming changes.


Ida Telecare Tools
Cherilee Rutherford, AuD
Senior Audiologist, Ida Institute


Learning Objectives

1. Reflect on the experiences of clients and professionals using telecare tools to prepare for consultations.
2. Describe the Ida Telecare suite of tools.
3. Review current research supporting the use and effectiveness of Ida Telecare tools.


Telehealth Supported Audiology Services with Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Care
 
Husmita Ratanjee-Vanmali
Clinical Audiologist, Hearing Research Clinic Non-Profit Company
PhD Candidate, Audiology
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Learning Objectives

1. Understand how online hearing screening can reach new patients and whether digital proficiency influences the uptake of hybrid services. 
2. Understand patient help-seeking behavior, readiness and uptake of hearing care with hybrid online and face-to-face services.
3. Understand experiences and satisfaction of patients seeking hearing care with hybrid online and face-to-face services.

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De Wet Swanepoel, PhD
Professor of Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. De Wet Swanepoel’s research capitalizes on information and communication technologies to explore, develop, and evaluate innovative solutions and service-delivery models for improved access to hearing care. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters and is funded by the NIH, UK Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr Swanepoel is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Audiology, past-president of the International Society of Audiology, and professor of audiology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is also a founder and scientific advisor to the hearX group.


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Rachel McArdle, PhD
National Program Director for Audiology and Speech Pathology, VA National Audiology and Speech Pathology Program Office

Dr. Rachel McArdle is the national program director for audiology and speech-pathology services for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She received her PhD in cognitive and neural sciences from the University of South Florida and also is an associate professor in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Florida. Dr. McArdle has served on 32 doctoral committees. She has published 31 peer-reviewed papers, 12 non-peer reviewed papers, and 3 book chapters. Dr. McArdle has been an author on 57 national and international presentations and a primary investigator or co-investigator on 11 funded studies, 6 of which were large multi-site clinical trials.

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Cherilee Rutherford, AuD 
Senior Audiologist, Ida Institute

Dr. Cherilee Rutherford is the senior audiologist at the Ida Institute. Her professional qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in speech-language therapy and audiology (University of Stellenbosch), a master’s of health science, and a doctorate in audiology (Nova Southeastern University (Florida,) as well as postgraduate certificates in teaching and learning for higher education (UCL, London) and Online Facilitation (University of Cape Town). Before joining Ida, Dr. Rutherford was the course director for the MSc in Advanced Audiology Programme at University College London and lectured at the University of Cape Town in amplification technology and aural rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Center for Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) Aural Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guideline Panel, and a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), International Society of Audiology (ISA), and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Dr. Rutherford’s role at the Ida institute involves the facilitation of Ida innovation seminars, international training and presentations, development of courses, and providing audiological input into Ida tools and resources.

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Husmita Ratanjee-Vanmali
Clinical Audiologist, Hearing Research Clinic Non-Profit Company
PhD Candidate, Audiology University of Pretoria, South Africa

Husmita Ratanjee-Vanmali is a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a clinical audiologist. She conducts tele-audiology research, which she has published in peer-reviewed articles and presented at international conferences. Husmita’s experience extends over multiple practice areas within audiology over the past 12 years. She currently serves on the South African Association of Audiologists Executive Management Team as the chairperson of the Ethics and Standards Committee. Husmita’s PhD supervisors are Drs De Wet Swanepoel, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Ariane Laplante-Lévesque, Linköping University, Sweden.


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0.30 CEU/Tier 1 credits  |  Certificate available
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