62 episodes

Communication is connecting. Join Dr. Carrie Spangler, a passionate audiologist with a personal hearing journey, as she interviews guests who are navigating their own professional or personal journey in the hearing loss world. If you want to be empowEARed or just want to hear some great hearing and listening advice, this podcast is for you!

empowEar Audiology Carrie Spangler, Au.D.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Communication is connecting. Join Dr. Carrie Spangler, a passionate audiologist with a personal hearing journey, as she interviews guests who are navigating their own professional or personal journey in the hearing loss world. If you want to be empowEARed or just want to hear some great hearing and listening advice, this podcast is for you!

    Valli Gideons: Through the Fog

    Valli Gideons: Through the Fog

    Join me as I talk with Valli Gideons who is an author, speaker, and mother of two teens who were born with hearing loss.  Valli is a repeat guest (go back to episode 29 and hear more of her story).  In this episode, we chat about her book “Through the Fog: Navigating Life’s Challenges While Raising Kids with Hearing Loss.  Valli shares the parts of her book navigating through the fog as a mom and how even when the future seems unsure, there is a way to find hope and encouragement.  Valli’s work has reached millions of people across multiple platforms.  She is passionate about her role as a parent and as an advocate for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This is a must-have for parents and professionals.  
    Link to Episode 29:  https://www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast
    Contact Valli:  https://mybattlecall.com/
    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast
     

    • 38 min
    Educational Audiology Awareness Week!

    Educational Audiology Awareness Week!

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    Get excited about the first annual Educational Audiology Awareness Week!  empowEAR Audiology and EAA have teamed up to kick off the week with an overview podcast!!  On today’s episode Dr. Tori Ashton and Dr. Kathi Riley, leadership from the Educational Audiology Association,  share exciting activities and advocacy.  This event will take place annually in the 3rd week of October.   Educational Audiology Awareness Week aims to foster public awareness and knowledge of educational audiology services, including the benefits these essential services provide to children, their caregivers, and other professionals.  The mission is to educate our stakeholders by enhancing interprofessional perceptions of educational audiology and strengthening community knowledge through promotion, outreach, and advocacy. #EdAudWeek #EdAudAdvocacy
     For more information and great resources visit:  https://edaud.org/edaudawarenessweek/
    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast
     

    • 18 min
    A Conversation with Erika Gagnon & Erin Thompson!

    A Conversation with Erika Gagnon & Erin Thompson!

    Did you know that one of the most significant predictors of receptive and expressive language for children who use cochlear implants was the age at which they achieved full-time use of their devices?  Achieving full-time use can be a challenge.  Join Dr. Erika Gagnon, Au.D., and Erin Thompson, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT as we take a deeper dive into the research, factors that impact full-time use and how to use the counseling concept of Hearing Hours Percentage (HHP) to support families and children who are on this cochlear implant journey.  In addition, we take a deeper dive and a role-play demonstration into the benefits of co-treating (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) and strength-based coaching to improve family outcomes.  
    Erin has been working with the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC since July 2004. Erin conducts Listening and Spoken Language parent participation sessions, speech and language diagnostics for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Her passion has been mentoring students and professionals across NC, the US, and abroad. In 2019 her role expanded to include Family Care Coordinator. She helps manage, facilitate, and coordinate cochlear implant consultation referrals, supporting all families going through the CI consult process at UNC.
    Erika earned her bachelor’s and Doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist at UNC's Children’s Cochlear Implant Center. In addition, she is the Audiology Clinic Manager and the Program Director of the CCCDP Grant. Erika’s research interests include pediatric cochlear implant device use and pediatric EAS. Erika enjoys teaching and mentoring students, she co-teaches the Cochlear Implant course to UNC’s Audiology graduate students.
    For More Information:  https://www.med.unc.edu/earandhearing/
    Erin.Thompson@unchealth.unc.edu
    erika.gagnon@unchealth.unc.edu
    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast

    • 42 min
    A Conversation with Jace Wolfe, Ph.D.!

    A Conversation with Jace Wolfe, Ph.D.!

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    Take a listen to the latest empowEAR Audiology episode with Dr. Jace Wolfe, Ph.D. who is the Senior Vice President of Innovation at the Oberkotter Foundation and Hearing First.  This conversation will highlight the exciting audiology-focused pediatric learning opportunities that are planned for the Hearing First community starting in August 2023 through December 2024.  Topics for learning include a stellar lineup of experts on topics such as Genetics and Hearing Loss, Autism and Hearing Loss, Best of Pediatric Audiology Literature, Imaging of the Auditory System, Optimizing Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss and Exceptional Needs, Balance and Management with Children Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, and Single Sided Deafness. Take a listen to learn how you can take a deep dive into these topics while earning free continuing education credits.  
    Dr. Wolfe is also an adjunct at Salus University. Other accomplishments include past editor for the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Division 9 journal, and current co-editor for the Plural Publishing, Inc. Core Clinical Concept Series on Cochlear Implants.  Additional publications include “Cochlear Implants: Audiologic Management and Considerations for Implantable Hearing Devices, “Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, Third Edition” and “Pediatric Audiology Casebook, Second Edition and “Programming Cochlear Implants, Third Edition.” His areas of interest are pediatric amplification and cochlear implantation, personal remote microphone technology, and signal processing for children.  
    For more information visit:  www.hearingfirst.org
    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast

    • 38 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Sydlowski!

    A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Sydlowski!

    Join me for a conversation with Dr. Sarah Sydlowski as we dig deeper into why cochlear implants are NOT the last resort for patients with the expanding criteria. In this conversation, we discuss the current referral guideline and walk through a case study to help dispel some of the common misconceptions about referrals.  Dr. Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, MBA, ABA Certified, CISC, is the Audiology Director of the Hearing Implant Program, Audiology Innovation, and Strategic Partnerships Director, and Associate Chief Improvement Officer at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  Her clinical and research interests include implantable hearing devices, optimization of practice efficiency, and developing innovative clinical delivery models.  Dr. Sydlowski is the past president of the American Academy of Audiology and the Ohio Academy of Audiology.  She has also served on many other boards and taskforce for AAA and the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.  She is currently the co-chair of the newly formed Hearing Health Collaborative charged with developing a blueprint for changing the landscape of hearing healthcare.  
    To reach out to Dr. Sydlowski you can email at sydlows@ccf.org
    For more information about the Hearing Health Collaborative:  https://adulthearing.com/hearing-health-collaborative/
    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast

    • 45 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Lindsey Tubaugh!

    A Conversation with Dr. Lindsey Tubaugh!

    Have you ever met or worked with someone who experiences Misophonia or Annoyance Hyperacusis?  Join me for a conversation with Dr. Lindsey Tubaugh who has been practicing audiology for 20 years.  She is the co-founder of Little Heroes Pediatric Hearing Clinic in Utah.  Dr. Tubaugh specializes in tinnitus and sound sensitivity disorders.  Her passion is helping patients understand that sound sensitivity, while sometimes debilitating, can be managed. In this podcast, we discuss misophonia, triggers, sound therapies, coping strategies, and  interprofessional collaboration.  
    For more information visit:  https://www.littleheroeshearingclinic.com/ or https://soundimmunity.podia.com/

    You can listen to this episode wherever you stream podcasts and at www.3cdigitalmedianetwork.com/empowear-audiology-podcast
     

    • 58 min

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19 Ratings

Father of child who is DHH ,

Awesome podcast!

I’m a parent of a child with hearing loss. This is an extremely helpful podcast to learn from and be a good parent to my daughter. I’ve had an opportunity to listen to Dr. Spangler at a conference and she is awesome. Can’t go wrong with this podcast.

Ben Thompson, AuD ,

5 Stars!

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

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

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