Treating Hearing Loss in Adults: A Continuum of Care

Treating Hearing Loss in Adults: A Continuum of Care

Recorded: August 24, 2021

Industry Solutions Series Webinar sponsored by Cochlear Americas

Presenter: Jan Gilden, M.A., CCC-A and Jerome Evans, AuD

CEUs: 0.1 AAA CEUs

Duration: 60 Minutes

Instructional Level: Introductory

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learning Outcomes: Upon Completion, each participant in the eAudiology web seminar will be able to: 

  1. Participants will be able to summarize cochlear implant referral criteria.
  2. Participants will be able to counsel cochlear implant candidates about current technology. 
  3.  Participants will be able to describe effective counseling techniques for cochlear implant candidates. 
  4.  Participants will be able to support cochlear implant candidates after referral.


This course will provide an overview of cochlear implants to professionals. The course will focus on understanding referral criteria, candidacy and effective counseling for candidates.  Information will also be provided on current technology and trends in implantable hearing solutions. After attending this course, professionals will feel confident identifying potential cochlear implant candidates and counseling them effectively about their options.

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Jan Gilden, M.A., CCC-A

Jan, a proud University of Texas Longhorn, has a Bachelor of Science in speech communication and a Master of Arts in Audiology. Originally intending to become a speech pathologist, in her undergraduate program, Jan took her first audiology class and was hooked! She has worked at Houston Ear Research Foundation (now Cochlear Hearing Center) since 1986; first as a clinical audiologist, then as executive director since 1994. Jan’s passion and experience in Cochlear implants is clear in her interactions with patients and colleagues. “I am committed to making sure that every candidate, potential candidate and recipient receives the kind of care I would want for me or my family.”


Jerome Evans, AuD

Jerome graduated from the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium Doctor of Audiology program in 2011. Prior to joining the Cochlear Hearing Center team in 2017, he spent six years with the Ear Medical Group and University Health System in San Antonio. He is a board member at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, and a big brother with the Big Brother Big Sister organization. Jerome grew up with a progressive hearing loss, and in 2011 he became a bilateral cochlear implant recipient. This gives him the unique ability to connect with his patients. “Each day I’m awarded the opportunity to work with recipients to reach a common goal of hearing and communicating with their loved ones,” says Dr. Evans.

Jan and Jerome are both employees of Cochlear, but work as practicing audiologists, working with patients daily, in the Cochlear Hearing Centers in Texas.


Recorded 08/13/2021
Recorded 08/13/2021
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