Concussion Complexities: The Importance of Audiology in Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation and Management (0.1 AAA CEUs/Tier 1)

Includes a Live Web Event on 09/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Presenters: 

Richard Allen, AuD

Sara Jagger, AuD, PhD


CEUs: 0.1 AAA / Tier 1

Duration: 60 minutes

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge 

Description:

Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur at any age. Multiple medical providers are involved when an individual suffers from a concussion or TBI. Audiologists are an important part of this multidisciplinary team, as symptoms can involve dizziness, imbalance, tinnitus, hearing loss, and auditory processing difficulties. Managing these individuals requires multidisciplinary teamwork, and most audiologists need to go outside their usual comfort zone to do so. This webinar will discuss the team approach to concussion care, why audiology is an integral part of concussion care, and how audiologists can help patients with a concussion or TBI.

Learning Outcomes:  

1. Describe the audiologists’ role in the multidisciplinary management of concussion.

2. Evaluate the signs and symptoms of concussion related to audiology.

3. Apply how audiologists can prevent, evaluate, and rehabilitate individuals with concussions.

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Robert Allen, AuD

Dr. Robert Allen is a private practice audiologist who has specialized in vestibular evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation. He has also sub specialized in traumatic brain injury/concussion. He practices in Atlanta, GA, where he sees patients in his two clinics. Through his focus on concussion/traumatic brain injury, he has founded a multi-disciplinary team including neurology and speech language pathology as well as contracting with local physical therapists to offer full spectrum baseline, evaluation, and rehabilitation to patients suffering from concussion/mTBI.


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Sara Jagger, AuD, PhD

Sara Jagger, AuD, PhD, specializes in adult diagnostics and vestibular assessment/treatment. She works with General Dynamics as the audiology subject matter expert for the TBI/mTBI Center of Excellence. She has transitioned from a clinical audiologist to research collaborator with Mayo Clinic Florida. She is also an adjunct professor for A.T. Still University's residential and online post-professional doctor of audiology program. Also, she is a consultant and auditor for The American Institute of Balance. She received her AuD from A.T. Still University’s residential program and her PhD in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation topic involved shared decision-making on the cochlear implant surgery ear decision in adults. She is currently an MBA student specializing in healthcare management, innovation, and technology; public and private sector leadership; financial management; and investments at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Concussion Complexities: The Importance of Audiology in Traumatic Brain Injury Evaluation and Management (0.1 AAA CEUs/Tier 1)
09/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
09/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes