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Another Option for SSD: CI Candidacy and Evaluation

  • April 09, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom, link sent out prior to event


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Another Option for SSD: CI Candidacy and Evaluation

This hour-long course will provide an industry update on the latest FDA guidelines for cochlear implant (CI) candidacy in individuals with single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL). During this course, data from FDA trials will be presented along with current guidelines for evaluating patients to determine candidacy for CI. 

Cost of the course is $5 for members and $15 for non-members.


Alex Hatton, Au.D. 

Alex received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Nevada in 1993. She then went on to graduate school to study Audiology at Idaho State University. Her area of interests was always cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation and rehabilitation of patients. After graduating in 1997, Alex worked as a clinical audiologist in the cochlear implant program at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon for 51/2 years. As of May of 2003, Alex joined Cochlear Americas as a clinical application specialist for the Pacific Northwest. She provides technical/clinical support for clinics in this region. 

Financial disclosure: Alex Hatton, Au.D, is an employee of Cochlear Americas 

Sarah Shepherd, Au.D., CCC-A

Sarah joined MED-EL in 2020 after working as a clinical Audiologist for nearly a decade. She is a Clinical Account Manager for MED-EL, and Washington State naive, serving the Northwest Region. Sarah has a special interest in SSD and AHL Cl recipients, as this was her focus in the clinic; she enjoys working with this wonderful and fascinating population

Financial disclosure : Sarah Shepherd, Au.D, is an employee of MED-EL USA 

The Oregon Academy of Audiology has received approval by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

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