Continuing Education

In addition to the Master’s degree or Doctor of Audiology program (AuD), our staff continually upgrades their skills and knowledge base through continuing education courses. This represents our ongoing commitment to improve patient care and arms our professionals with the most current information and technology available. The following is a list of courses we have recently undertaken. Rodney Taylor has just completed post-Doctoral Specialty Certificate in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.

Please note that this section does not include manufacturer product updates, as this is an
ongoing process. It also does not include continuing education hours that are obtained
from student supervision or those obtained from media interviews, consulting for
professional associations, or courses that were required for graduation from the Doctor of
Audiology program.

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Effects on the Auditory System. Bharti Katbamna, Ph.D., Western Michigan University.
  • Musicians and In-Ear Monitoring: A Question of Safety. Michael Santucci, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology Combining Acoustic and Electric Hearing for Severe High Frequency Loss: The Hybrid Cochlear Implant. Christopher Turner, Ph.D.
  • Starkey Otolens and IQ. Luis Camacho, M.A., FAAA
  • Coming Full Circle: Compression Basics. Jessica Zellmer, Au.D.
  • Pediatric Amplification: Using Speech Perception to Achieve Best Outcomes. Jane Madell, Ph.D.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation I and II. Susan Whitney, PT, Ph.D. and Patrick Sparto, PT, Ph.D.
  • Update on Auditory Neuropathy. Yvonne Sininger, Ph.D., Professor in Residence, Head & Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
  • Life With Tinnitus: Helping Your Patients with the Resound Live TS. Deb Castor, Au.D.
  • Otolens: 0% Visible, 100% Amazing. Luis Camacho, M.A., F-AAA.
  • Expanded Candidacy Criteria for Cochlear Implantation. Richard Wiet, M.D., Jill Messina, Au.D., Robert Battista, M.D. and Kristine Mullins, Au.D.
  • iPFG 2.5a, Beyond the First Fit. Advanced Training and Software Tips. Jessica Zellmer, Au.D.
  • Resound Alera & Resound Unite. Deb Castor, Au.D.
  • What is New at Phonak? Susan Parodi, Au.D.
  • Resound Live and Remote Mic Technology. Deb Castor, Au.D.
  • Musicians and In-ear Monitoring: A Question of Safety. Michael Santucci, Au.D.
  • Music-Induced Hearing Loss: Prevention and Intervention. Brian Fligor, Sc.D., Director of Diagnostic Audiology, Children’s Hospital Boston; Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School.
  • Tinnitus-Medical Evaluations and Treatment. Claudia Coelho, M.D.
  • Tinnitus Management. Michael Block, Ph.D.
  • Setting Up a Tinnitus Clinic. Christina Stocking, Au.D.
  • Assessment and Management of Minimal and Mild Hearing Loss in Children. Anne marie Tharpe, Ph.D.
  • Fitting Hearing Aids with Cochlear Implants. Steven Huart, Au.D.
  • Counseling: The Essence of Audiologic Rehabilitation. Joseph Montano, Ed.D.
  • Learning How to Hear Again: How We Did It, How Can You Do It. Donna S. Wayner, President, Hear Again, Inc.
  • The Follow Up Process. Donald Schum, Ph.D. Vice President of Audiology & Professional Relations, Oticon, Inc.
  • Validation of Speech Recognition in Noise. Andrew Vermiglio, Au.D. California State University
  • How to Integrate Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT) into our Practice. A.U. Nankaitis, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager of Oaktree Products.
  • Genetics and Syndromes Associated with Hearing Loss. Presented in Partnership with the Ohio Academy of Audiology. John Greinwald Jr., M.D. Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical.
  • Open Fitting, Then and Now. Virtual Summit at Jackson. Alison Kay, AuD, Senior Audiologist, Claus Nielsen, Research Center Eriksholm, Oticon, John Carioa, Beltone, US, and Eva Marie Matthiesen, Copenhagen University. GN Resound.
  • The Evolution and Case for Bilateral Amplification. Helen Simon, Ph.D., The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.
  • What Can Private Labeling Do For a Professional Audiology Practice. David Smriga, President and Founder of AuDNet, Inc.
  • Website Best Practices and the AO Website Program. Paul Dybala, President and Editor-In-Chief, Audiology Online.
  • Top Ten Tips for Successfully Managing Employees. Gyl Kasewurm, AuD.
  • Convincing Patients to Take Your Advice: A Blueprint for Building Trust With Patients. Gyl Kasewurm, AuD.
  • Internet Marketing and your Practice Website. Paul Dybala, President and Editor-In-Chief, Audiology Online.
  • Alarming Facts About Smoke Detectors. A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D., Vice President, Oaktree Products, Inc.
  • Improving Patient Retention in Your Practice. Gyl Kasewurm, AuD.
  • Customized Sound Therapy for Tinnitus Control. Erik Viire, Ph.D., Founder of Tinnitus Otosound Products, LLC.
  • Motivating the Patient to Take Action. Donald Schum, Ph.D. VP of Audiology & Professional Relations, Oticon, Inc.
  • How to Have Fun, “YOUTUBE” Your Audiology Practice, Get Tons of Referrals and Do it All for Free. John Zeigler, AuD and Paul Dybala, Ph.D.
  • Biological Bases of Age Related Hearing Loss. The Big Picture of Changes with Age. Robert Frisina
  • Epidemiology of Aging and Hearing Loss Related to Other Chronic Illnesses. The Big Picture of Changes with Age. Adrian Davis.
  • The Challenge of Aging-Sensory, Cognitive, Socio-Emotional and Health Changes in Old Age. The Big Picture of Changes with Age. Ulrike Lemke.
  • Central Auditory Dysfunction in Presbycusis. Cognition and Aging. George A. Gates.
  • Using the Brain when the Ears are Challenged Helps Healthy Older Listeners Compensate and Preserve Communication Function. Cognition and Aging. M. Kathleen Pichora Fuller.
  • Cognitive Hearing Science-Ease of Language Understanding in Old Age. Cognition and Aging. Jerker Ronnberg.
  • Overcoming Communication Predicaments in Later Life. Communication and Aging. Sophia E. Kramer.
  • Communication Disorders in Older Adults. Communication and Aging. J.B. Orange.
  • Conversation Therapy: Interaction as Intervention with Older Adults. Communication and Aging. Christopher Lind.
  • Comparison of Benefits Provided by Various Hearing Aid Technologies in Older Adults. Amplification for Older Adults. Larry E. Humes.
  • Hearing Solutions for Seniors. Amplification for Older Adults. Stfan Launer & Andi Vonlanthen.
  • Hearing Aid Features: Do Older People Need Different Things? Amplification for Older Adults. Pamela Souza & Kathryn Arehart.
  • The Hard of Hearing Club: A Social Model of Audiologic Rehabilitation for
    Seniors with Severe Hearing Difficulties. Issues in Audiological Rehabilitation for Older People-Practical Challenges they Face and How they Have Overcome Them. Marilyn Reed.
  • Varying Conversational Conditions in Therapy for Older Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss. Christopher Lind.
  • Visual Impairments and Speech Understanding in Older Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss. Jean-Pierre Gagne.
  • Hearing Impairment. Work and Vocational Enablement. Early Intervention and Prevention. Sophia E. Kramer.
  • Hearing Screening in Adults and Elderly is Gaining Momentum. Early Intervention and Prevention. Ferdinando Grandori.
  • Understanding Stigma Associated with Hearing Loss in Older Adults. Early Intervention and Prevention. Jean-Pierre Gagne.
  • Longitudinal Changes in Hearing and Speech Perception in Older Adults. Effects of Aging on Speech Perception. Judy Dubno.
  • Speech Perception in Older Adults with Dementia. Effects of Aging on Speech Perception. Mitchell S. Sommers.
  • Aging and Speech Perception in the Presence of Competing Speech. Effects of Aging on Speech Perception. Karen S. Helfer.
  • Are Current Audiological Approaches for Older People Meeting Their Needs? Robert W. Sweetow, Louise Hickson, Patricia B. Kricos.
  • Hearing Accessibility and Assistive Technology Use by Older Adults: Application of Universal Design Principles to Hearing. Special Needs of Older Adults. Mary Beth Jennings.
  • Evidence for the Use of FM Systems by Older Adults: A Randomized-Control Trial. Special Needs of Older Adults. Theresa Hnath Chisolm.
  • Hearing aid Controls and Manual Dexterity Issues. Special Needs of Older Adults. Gurjit Singh.
  • Outcomes Measurement in Audiological Rehabilitation of the Elderly. Outcome Measures. Harvey Abrams.
  • Hearing Aid Outcome Measures in Older Adults: What to Measure and When. Outcome Measures. Larry Humes.