Grand Rounds: Amplification (0.2 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 05/05/2020

Grand Rounds: Amplification

Brought to you by the AAA Foundation’s Educational Fund. Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo conference refunds toward this educational fund.

Presenters: Jody Baxter, AuD; Ryan McCreery, PhD; Trent Westrick, AuD; Megan Majoue, AuD; Catherine Palmer, PhD

Date: May 5, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET

CEUs: 0.2 Tier 1/AAA CEUs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Description: Experienced clinicians and experts in the areas of amplification share innovative and interesting cases that specifically target the use of hearing aid technology. Cases are intended to highlight how clinicians can think outside the box and use technology to achieve best outcomes for their patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Implement evidence based approach in the management of complex auditory and communication disorders.
  • 2. Analyze a compilation of subjective and objective results to achieve best possible patient outcomes in challenging cases.
  • 3. Identify unique and novel strategies to navigate and problem solve challenging amplification cases.


Jodi Baxter, AuD

Clinical Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University

Jodi Baxter is an audiologist and clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University. She has a passion for hearing technology, the rehabilitation process, aging, clinical education, advocacy, and leadership. Jodi enjoys volunteering for the American Academy of Audiology as chair of the Government Relations Committee. In the rare moments that she is not professing her love for audiology she also has an affinity for running, lifting heavy things, coffee and of course her family.


Ryan McCreery, PhD

Director of Research
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Ryan McCreery is the Director of Research at Boys Town National Research Hospital, where he oversees the 25 laboratories across five centers that comprise the BTNRH research program. Ryan's own laboratory examines the factors that influence perception and cognition for children and adults with hearing loss who use hearing aids.


Trent Westrick, AuD

Assistant Professor
Pacific University

Trent Westrick, AuD is an assistant professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University in Oregon. His interests include adult diagnostics, amplification, cerumen management, and psychosocial aspects of hearing impairment. He received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Audiology degree from The Ohio State University.


Megan P. Majoue, AuD

Assistant Professor

Megan Majoué is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). After graduating from LSUHSC New Orleans, she spent the first several years of her career at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans where she became the vestibular program coordinator. Her interests include adult audiologic assessment, hearing technology, vestibular assessment and rehabilitation, and tinnitus. She supervises students in the faculty practice clinic at LSUHSC and in the Neuro-otology clinic at University Medical Center in New Orleans.


Catherine V. Palmer, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication Science and Disorders and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology for the UPMC Integrated Health System. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of auditory learning post hearing aid fitting, the relationship between hearing, cognitive health and health outcomes, and matching technology to individual needs. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 150 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer currently serves as the President of the American Academy of Audiology.


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