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AllAboutAudiology is a podcast hosted by Dr. Lilach Saperstein, an audiologist helping parents and teachers of children with hearing loss, or anyone interested in hearing health, to understand audiology topics. On the podcast, we explore how hearing works and discuss tools for becoming empowered advocates. Every other week, in the All About YOU segment, Dr. Saperstein answers your questions about anything from ear infections and tubes to deciding on cochlear implant surgery, deaf education, and sign language. In addition to: "My baby didn't pass the hearing screening!" "My child can hear but doesn't understand!" "Is my child deaf?" "Should I use sign language?" "Do I need a hearing aid?" "Should I get my hearing tested?" "Pros and cons of cochlear implants" "What are ear tubes" and much more.

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AllAboutAudiology is a podcast hosted by Dr. Lilach Saperstein, an audiologist helping parents and teachers of children with hearing loss, or anyone interested in hearing health, to understand audiology topics. On the podcast, we explore how hearing works and discuss tools for becoming empowered advocates. Every other week, in the All About YOU segment, Dr. Saperstein answers your questions about anything from ear infections and tubes to deciding on cochlear implant surgery, deaf education, and sign language. In addition to: "My baby didn't pass the hearing screening!" "My child can hear but doesn't understand!" "Is my child deaf?" "Should I use sign language?" "Do I need a hearing aid?" "Should I get my hearing tested?" "Pros and cons of cochlear implants" "What are ear tubes" and much more.

    All About a Career as an SLP with Meera Deters- Episode 81

    All About a Career as an SLP with Meera Deters- Episode 81

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    Today, on the All About Audiology Podcast, Dr. Saperstein speaks with Meera Deters, who is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) from Texas. Throughout her career she has worked in multiple setting including a cancer hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and an in and outpatient rehab for people with brain injuries and strokes. She also has worked with individuals of different ages. Currently, she works with patients at their own homes through her  own practice, which is called Super Speech Solutions







    This week on the All About Audiology podcast:  







    * 3:30 – Shadowing a trained professional, within a field of interest, can give you an inside look into the field and allow you to decide if such a field might be suitable for you.







    * 7:00 – Students, within the SLP field, who are unsure what they want to specialize in can figure out their exact path as time goes on. One does not even have to technically specialize in anything and can be a generalist.







    * 10:00 – For younger clients, in-person therapy is preferred due to the heavy focus on play-based therapy. Although in-person therapy is mainly preferred, Zoom may be a better fit for older children and adults.







    * 12:00 – Children with Autism can benefit from working with a SLP on skills such as  receptive language, pragmatics, social language, social skills and non-verbal cues.







    * 15:00 – It is important to keep the parents of a younger client in the loop to help them understand what the therapist and their child is working on







    * 17:00 – Working on accent modification, or accent reduction, skills allows one to work on their speech and language use with a goal of allowing one to be more intelligible to others







    * 23:00 – Working with patients of all ages can make you more marketable as a professional 







    For more resources and research visit:







    All About Audiology Website 







    All About Audiology Facebook group  







    All About Audiology Instagram







    And the Prodana pay-it-forward platform here: https://prodana.org/practioner/lilach-saperstein/audiology-counseling–dr–lilach-saperstein







    (Guest Links)







    https://superspeechsolutions.com/







    Find Meera on : Instagram







    Find Meera on Facebook: Super Speech Solutions, LLC







    Find Meera on: LinkedIn







    Email Meera at: meera@superspeechsolutions.com







    Listen Next/Related Episodes







    * All About Collaborating with Speech Language Pathologists – Episode 74- with Dr. Leah Beekman* a href="https://allaboutaudiology.

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    All About Late-Onset/Late-Identified Hearing Loss — Episode 80 with Valerie James Abbott and Justin Osmond

    All About Late-Onset/Late-Identified Hearing Loss — Episode 80 with Valerie James Abbott and Justin Osmond

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    On this episode of the All About Audiology Podcast, Dr. Saperstein welcomes guests Justin Osmand and Valerie James Abbott to discuss their experiences surrounding late-onset/identified hearing loss. 







    Valerie James Abbott, author of the book Padapillo, shares the story of her youngest daughter, Bridget. Bridget passed her newborn hearing screen but as the years went on, was diagnosed with late-onset hearing loss. 







    Justin Osmand, of the Hearing Fund Foundation shares his story of late-identification at age 2 as hard-of-hearing, and how his family approached his education.







    This week on the All About Audiology podcast:  







    * 2:30 – Bridget’s preschool teacher told Valerie that something seemed to be up with Bridget’s speech. Many times it’s teachers or people from outside the home who have a frame of reference of other kids to point out a child who is struggling. 







    * 8:00 –  It’s very common for HoH and Deaf children to be visually aware of their surroundings. Older siblings may play an important role in visually modeling how to behave or complete tasks.







    * 10:00 – Support from family, audiologists, hearing specialists, speech language pathologists, mentors and teachers, can help a Deaf or HoH child succeed. 







    * 13:00 – When a parent learns about their child’s diagnosis, parents have a choice of how to react to such news, and it is important to offset such news with as much positivity as possible. 







    * 16:00 – Ensuring that family members are part of the hearing loss journey and having representation of such a journey in one’s family are ways to make sure that the affected individual will feel included as a valid member of the family unit.







    * 20:00 – Justin was bullied and his older brother stood up for him. From this experience, Justin learned that we have to learn to accept ourselves for who we are, and not what we are.







    * 24:00 – Different individuals will feel differently about semantics and terminology that may be used to describe their life story. It is important to not use certain terms lightly in order to not be offensive.







    * 30:00 – There seems to be more audiologists attending workshops on holding space, and reading or writing articles about the importance of meeting the emotional needs of their patients.







    For more resources and research visit:







    All About Audiology Website 







    All About Audiology Facebook group  







    All About Audiology Instagram







    And the Prodana pay-it-forward platform here: https://prodana.org/practioner/lilach-saperstein/audiology-counseling–dr–lilach-saperstein







    (Guest Links)







    Justin’s foundation: https://www.hearingfund.org/







    Valerie’s website: https://www.valeriejamesabbott.com/

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    All About 2021 Reflections and Awaiting 2022 – Episode 79

    All About 2021 Reflections and Awaiting 2022 – Episode 79

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    Intro:







    As 2021 comes to a close, Dr. Saperstein takes some time to think about the past year and offers some space to reflect upon it. At the same time, she guides you in how to start preparing for the upcoming year! Be sure to catch up on episodes you have missed, and please share the All About Audiology podcast with those whom you think will benefit from it. Also, be sure to join Dr. Saperstein for her next Hear Retreat, which is starting on January 17. You can get more information about that at AllAboutAudiology.com/retreat.







    For more resources and research visit:







    All About Audiology Website 







    All About Audiology Facebook group  







    All About Audiology Instagram







    The Prodana pay-it-forward platform:







    https://www.patreon.com/join/allaboutaudiology







    Mentioned in this episode:







    Connect and Advocate Membership Group







    Next time on All About Audiology:







    All About Late-Onset/Late-Identified Hearing Loss — Episode 80 with Valerie James Abbott and Justin Osmond







    Transcript:







    Dr. Lilach Saperstein:







    Welcome back to the All About Audiology podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Lilach Saperstein. And this show is all about audiology, but it’s really all about you and finding the strength to get really clear on what your intentions are, what you want for yourself, for your child, for their journey with audiology. And I want to start today’s episode with a little story. I was at the beach the other day. It’s winter here in Israel as well, but it’s like 60 degrees Fahrenheit. [It] doesn’t get that cold. And so I was still walking on the beach, walking on the boardwalk. And I see some people in bathing suits, going in the water. And [I was] thinking to myself, it’s way too cold for that. How are they enjoying this experience of going into the ocean, at the beach in their bathing suits in the middle of December?? So I got close to the water. I put my hands in it, and I felt it and it was cold. I would not want to be swimming in that water. But once I kind of felt the water lapping up my wrist and on my fingers, I did start to have a sense of: this is actually really refreshing, this is really rejuvenating, there’s something delightful about this water, at this point in time. Where[as] I never would have even wanted to approach the ocean, the beach if I hadn’t seen those other people enjoying themselves. So it brought to mind a lot of things. I’m sure that brings to mind some things for you. And in fact, I’m not going to tell you anymore than that. Because I’m wondering how whatever that little encounter that I had there with the water meant to you or applies to you. What do you take away from that? 







    I always sort of get reflective at the beach. It’s a really special place for me.

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    All About Writing a Book to Spread Awareness – Episode 78 with Michelle Wagner

    All About Writing a Book to Spread Awareness – Episode 78 with Michelle Wagner

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    Today on the All About Audiology Podcast, Dr. Saperstein spoke with Michelle Wagner, author of Mickey on the Move, the true story of a day in the life of Michelle’s son, Mickey. Mickey was born deaf and at the age of three, he was given an opportunity to get bilateral cochlear implants. Now, he is 13 and he is thriving! Michelle’s goal was just to make a simple children’s book and have pictures in it so it’s easy for anyone, including adults, to understand exactly what cochlear implant devices are. Michelle has already received four awards for the book.







    5:25 – Michelle connected with a hospital that had a great audiology department with the hope of giving Mickey every opportunity possible for him to use language and communicate verbally.







    8:45 – When COVID hit, Michelle was working from home and decided to write a book so that Mickey can use such literature to explain about his cochlear implants to others and also to bring a general awareness of cochlear implants to the public.







    13:00 – Mickey, Michelle, and Michelle’s mother spent a month at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles. While there, Michelle and her mother learned how to support Mickey to the best possible extent.







    14:30 – She is also thankful for all the people that were able to talk to her about their own experiences using implants so that she could better understand the process.







    To support the All About Audiology podcast, visit our Patreon website here: https://www.patreon.com/allaboutaudiology







    And the Prodana pay-it-forward platform here: https://prodana.org/practioner/lilach-saperstein/audiology-counseling–dr–lilach-saperstein







    For more resources and research visit:







    All About Audiology Website 







    All About Audiology Facebook group  







    All About Audiology Instagram







    Connect with Michelle on  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Find her book, Mickey on the Move, on Amazon. 







    Mentioned in this episode:







    Dr. Lindsay Cockburn from @listenwithlindsey who has an incredible, comprehensive list of books on hearing loss that keeps on getting updated 







    Related Episodes: 







    Children’s Books, Literature and Representation – Episode 69 with Katie Petruzziello

    • 20 min
    All About The Stigma and Benefits of Hearing Aids – Episode 77 with Dr. Brian Taylor

    All About The Stigma and Benefits of Hearing Aids – Episode 77 with Dr. Brian Taylor

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    On today’s episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Brian Taylor,  who is an audiologist as well as the director of clinical content development at Signia. Brian grew up in Northwest Wisconsin. He is also the author of a textbook titled: Relationships Centered Communication. During the first half of his career, he worked as a clinical audiologist in EMT practices in the Chicagoland area. He then worked for Sonus which was acquired by a company in Italy called Amplifon. He then spent some time at Unitron, and even moved to Italy for a bit where he worked for The global Amplifon group. Most currently, he is a proud member of the Signia.







    6:00 – There are many stigmas that may get in the way of a consumer’s decision-making process. Styletto, Silk, and Active are all Signia brands that are types of devices that do not look like hearing aids and are ways to eliminate the barrier surrounding such stigmas.







    11:00 – One can help fight against such stigma by having a conversation centered around all the positive outcomes that could occur if a patient were to take the next step upon their hearing-aid journey.







    16:00 – As a consumer, you should feel comfortable with the professional that you’re working with, you want to make sure that you’re not being rushed and that you feel comfortable to ask questions. Pretty early in the appointment, you want to feel like the trust and rapport building. 







    18:00 – Avoiding certain places or relying on somebody else to be your communicator are maladaptive behaviors that an individual without a proper hearing device may get accustomed to. Thus, it is crucial to work with a professional that’s going to help you rethink your condition and acquire some better, more productive, kinds of communication behaviors.







    21:00 – It is important for a loved one to sit in when a patient meets with their clinician because the loved one can reflect on how the use of hearing aids is not only helping the person wearing them, but also the individual(s) that spends a lot of time with them.







    23:00 – Some of the positive outcomes of COVID include more usage of telehealth and remote care. Signia has a telehealth app that was kind of underutilized pre-COVID and now after COVID, a lot more people are comfortable using it.







    30:00 – Age does not play a factor in who will and who will not be able to utilize hearing aid technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.







    32:00 – For reassurance, hearing aid data is anonymized data. Also, if somebody doesn’t want their data being shared, it is okay to just turn all those settings off.







    35:00 – There is a journey from being unaware of the problem to accepting that you need to do something about it. And that process, if you see a professional, they might be able to speed that process up and help you sooner rather than later. This will prevent problems down the line such as developing depressive symptoms, dementia, or cognitive decline.







    To support the All About Audiology podcast, visit our Patreon website here: a href="https://www.patreon.

    • 38 min
    All About Innovations In Hearing Aids – Episode 76 – with Dr. Jodi Saski-Miraglia

    All About Innovations In Hearing Aids – Episode 76 – with Dr. Jodi Saski-Miraglia

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    As technology moves forward, it continuously helps improve the tools that audiologists use to help their patients. Dr Jodi Sasaki-Miraglia has dedicated her career to focus on the technological side of hearing aids and find ways that technology can shape the future of hearing devices. She is the director of professional education manager at WIDEX USA, and has been working as an audiologist for almost 20 years. In this episode, Dr. Sasaki-Miraglia speaks with host Dr. Lilach Saperstein about the latest innovations in Hearing Aid Technology.  







    This week on the All About Audiology podcast:   







    * 3:40 – People with hearing challenges have greatly benefited from online meeting spaces (such as Zoom) and have also benefited from engaging in social media since one can seamlessly engage with others through connecting their hearing devices to such platforms. 







    * 5:55 – The cost of hearing aids are often inclusive of the care and services of an audiologist or other licensed hearing care professional. They can help guide an individual through the hearing care process since there is not a one-size-fits-all process.







    * 11:00 – With the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in hearing devices, such as Widex’s use of My Sound, one can focus on a specific location in which they want to tune into. AI can also allow hearing aids to be adjusted to a specific environment that a hearing aid user finds themselves in.  







    * 14:30 – Hearing aids will become a part of your body. By the time a user gets up, they should be excited to put their ears on! 







    * 22:30 – Individuals should not fit their own ears. You want to go to a licensed hearing care professional and make sure that your chosen device is going to fit seamlessly on your ear and that the device will not damage your hearing.







    * 25:00 – Many licensed hearing care professionals carry multiple hearing aid brands at their clinic. If you need hearing aid devices, you should try a few on in order to find the right fit. Eventually, the devices may be on your ears every day and you’ll want the most comfortable fit.







    For more resources and research visit:







    All About Audiology Website 







    All About Audiology Facebook group  







    All About Audiology Instagram







    https://www.patreon.com/join/allaboutaudiology







    Mentioned in this episode:







    Dr. Franklin Lin from John Hopkins







    Related Episodes







    Kids at home: Tips & Fun Games. (for children with hearing aids or cochlear implants)







    All About Protecting Our Hearing- episode 23 w/ Cornelius Maxwell







    Troubleshooting Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants – All About YOU! Episode 24

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clocksworth121 ,

Great Podcast!

Dr. Lilach Saperstein has a heart of gold when it comes to sharing knowledge and insight . I love all of the different views and subjects that she is able to have guests come on and talk about.

laughlikelilach ,

Amazing!

Love this show. So informative ...

Ben Thompson, AuD ,

5 Stars!

I recommend this podcast! Great information about hearing conditions and the audiology profession.

-Ben Thompson, AuD - host of the Pure Tinnitus & Hearing Podcast

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