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HCE Sponsored Educational Videos

The videos below are from HCE sponsored AudiologyOnline and American Speech-Language Hearing Association (AASHA) continuing education presentations of various topics. AudiologyOnline is the hearing care profession's resource for news, information, product training and continuing education. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. 

These videos are not available for continuing education (CEU, CME) credit and are for informational purposes only. The views expressed in the presentations do not represent the views of the government or its entities. Any questions regarding webinar content should be directed                          to the HCE Clinical Care Branch

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Translational Research and a Review of Current Research in Hidden Hearing Loss

Live AudiologyOnline webinar presented on 26 January 2018 by MAJ Angela Fulbright, AuD, PhD, CCC-A and Christopher J. Smalt, PhDSynopsis: This presentation will review the animal and human literature concerning hidden hearing loss with emphasis on the impact of these studies on the warfighter and hearing conservation practices. Some of the latest studies and the impact of these studies will also be reviewed.

“Go Directly to Jail; Do Not Pass Go, Do No Collect $200” - How to Access and Use Patient Information Without Stepping Over the Ethical Line

Live AudiologyOnline webinar presented on  28 September 2018 by Kathryn Marshall, PhD and Elsa Granato, MPH.  Synopsis: We will discuss the use of patient information within the context of clinical care and research. We plan to provide a framework that will help clinicians avoid ethical missteps as standard of care blurs between research and practice.

An Integrative Hearing Model for Out Patient Clinics

Live AudiologyOnline webinar presented on 5 April 2019 by Kathy Gates, AuD.  Synopsis: This presentation will provide an overview of current hearing loss trends in adults, barriers to hearing health delivery model and reasons why current model needs to be updated. The presentation will go through ways to establish integrated hearing health into outpatient clinics and the different ways to implement and provide hearing health services to patients with untreated hearing loss being seen for care in outpatient clinics.

Auditory Processing Disorders in Veterans - Advances in and Barriers to Assessment and Rehabilitation

Live AudiologyOnline webinar presented on 9 August 2019 by Melissa Papesh, AuD, PhD.  Synopsis: This talk will detail factors relevant to the clinical care of Veterans with Auditory Processing Disorders, including risk factors due to military service, current research initiatives, and the current state of APD practice across the VA healthcare system. Finally, we will discuss current barriers to clinical care and initiatives to overcome those barriers.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – Updates to Clinical Care

Live AudiologyOnline webinar presented no 3 April 2020 by Karen Lambert, PT, DPT, NCS.  Synopsis: Clinical best practice recommendations for the assessment and treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo have been recently updated. This training will provide an overview of the new clinical practice guidelines, discuss research regarding newer treatment techniques, and demonstrations of proper techniques.


- 29733-Caring for Veterans and Service Members with Dual Sensory Impairment, 071917 Original Presentation: July 19, 2017 

Original Presentation: July 19, 2017 
Presented by:
Dr. David Eliason, Defense Vision Center of Excellence; Dr. Garielle Saunders, VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Overview: This presentation provides an overview of Dual Sensory Impairment and the challenges this population experiences. It offers and introduction to the visual system and possible diseases/disorders, thereof. It discusses the existing research that outlines how visual impairment can exacerbate the effects of hearing loss on a person’s functional abilities and daily living.

- 29820-Progressive Tinnitus Management From Research to Clinic, 080417 

Original Presentation: August 4, 2017
Presented by: Dr. James Henry, VA National Center of Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR); Dr. Tara Zaugg, NCRAR; Dr. Caroline Schmidt, VA Connecticut; Dr. Paula Myers, James A. Haley VA Hospital; Dr. LaGuinn Sherlock, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center/US Army Hearing Program; Dr. Catherine Edmonds, Bay Pines VA; Dr. Jennifer Walters, Brooke Army Medical Center
Overview: How do you respond when a patient reports bothersome tinnitus? This overview will highlight how evidence-based findings using Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) has translated into clinical practice in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

- 29849 Getting in Touch With Your Softer Side in the Workplace, 081617

Original Presentation: August 16, 2017
Presented by:  Dr. Kathy Gates, Defense Hearing Center of Excellence; Dr. Vickie Tuten, Defense Hearing Center of Excellence
Overview: Successfully navigating the workplace in the Audiology profession is often the result of effectively using soft skill which are traits that include communication, leadership, critical thinking, cognitive or emotional empathy, ability to problem solve, work in teams, or effectively use resources. This presentation will define soft skills their relevance to our profession, and ways to master soft skill important to you in the workplace.

30007 Wideband Tympanometry Overview of Research and Clinical Applications, 092217 

Original Presentation: September 22, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Patrick Feeney, VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
Overview: Wideband tympanometry is a relatively new clinical tool that has been gaining traction as more evidence is presented that links specific features of this measurement to specific disease processes. This presentation will provide an overview of wideband tympanometry, including the features of the results obtained with this measurement, research findings with its use, and potential clinical applications of this diagnostic exam.


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