Audiology is a rapidly advancing field, and it can be challenging to keep up! Join audiologist and clinical assistant professor Dr. Dakota Sharp, Au.D., CCC-A, on his journey to interview colleagues and experts about all things audiology and communication. Together, you’ll explore the techniques, new insights, and challenges that come from the study and treatment of hearing and balance. Each episode of On the Ear is worth .1 ASHA CEU for audiology after completing the accompanying audio course, visit SpeechTherapyPD.com/Ear for more to start earning.
Episode 29: Improving Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss with Ryan McCreery, PhD
Dr. McCreery discusses his experience transitioning from clinical audiology to research work with the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) study at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He reviews their findings, including the impact of newborn hearing screening, early intervention, and advances in hearing technology on a wide range of outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Episode 28: Reaching Those in Need pt 2 - TeleABR with Melanie Morris, Au.D.
Dr. Melanie Morris shares her process of establishing a remote auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing program, including the training, equipment, and challenges involved. Her experience working with “TeleABRs” has improved access to care in areas where the diagnostic evaluation has limited (and sometimes no) provider options, and also where COVID-19 has further limited access.
Free resources for establishing a TeleABR program from Melanie and her team can be found here and here.
Episode 27: Deepening Our Understanding of Interprofessional Practice (IPP) with Danika Pfeiffer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Danika Pfeiffer’s research examines the clinical implications and expressions of inter-professional practice (IPP). Her discussion with Dr. Dakota Sharp covers the importance of IPP, the common misconceptions of practitioners, and how IPP can be utilized more effectively to improve outcomes for patients and clinicians alike. She also shares information about her new podcast, "About, From, & With: A SLP Podcast." You can check out that podcast here.
Episode 26: The Full Scope of Audiology: Research Audiologist with Emily Spitzer, Au.D.
Dr. Emily Spitzer discusses the process of becoming an audiologist who primarily works in a research role. She explains what audiology students can do to prepare for a career in research, as well as connects current practicing clinicians with opportunities to conduct research of their own, including funding opportunities, and how the landscape of research is evolving.
Episode 25: Hearing Aids with a Normal Audiogram? Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) & Beyond! with Gail Whitelaw, Ph.D.
Although the traditional hearing aid candidate has audiometric thresholds outside normal limits, research shows that nontraditional candidates can demonstrate significant benefits from the devices as well. Dr. Whitelaw explains how individuals with auditory processing disorder (APD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and hidden hearing loss (HHL) can be fit and be successful with hearing technology.
Episode 24: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Brain, Cognition, and Language with Julius Fridriksson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Fridriksson shares his groundbreaking research on how the brain changes after recovery from COVID-19, with an emphasis on cognitive and language-based symptoms. His background as an SLP and researcher in aphasia shows connections between the cognitive problems seen in stroke, TBI, and COVID-19 survivors alike.
So happy to have found this podcast. The host is amazing and guests so knowledgeable. Can’t wait to listen to every episode from here on out. Such an amazing resource.
Fantastic resource for SLPs
Love this Podcast! Great way for me to learn more about how to engage in Interprofessional practice with Audiologists to help my patients progress!
Fantastic podcast, the host is an absolute a joy to listen to and I’m always learning when I tune in. 5 stars!