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Hands-on Evoked Potential Training

 2017 Course Dates / Locations / Times

 Attendance Fees

September 13th / Schaumburg, IL  (8:30am - 5:00pm)

 $300

Audiology Systems, in partnership with Otometrics and Intelligent Hearing Systems (IHS), invites you to a 7-hour EP course. This one-day course is designed to assist new users of the ICS Chartr EP 200 and/or IHS SmartEP, system in becoming more familiar with the system’s operation. For current users, this course will allow you to stay up-to-date with the advances in EP testing.  Key training areas include frequency specific threshold assessment techniques troubleshooting practicum, and using EP to assess the dizzy patient.

Description

A discussion and demonstration will be provided on how the ICS Chartr EP 200 and/or IHS SmartEP, system is utilized for evoked potentials.  The basics of evoked potentials will be reviewed along with a discussion of threshold assessment in both ABR and ASSR. An overview and exploration of the use of evoked potentials with the dizzy patient will be presented including ECochG, and VEMP.  A hands-on practicum regarding the dizzy patient will follow.  The day will end with a review of frequently asked questions regarding all aspects of evoked potentials.  The benefits of the use of evoked potentials to both the clinician and patient will be presented.

Learner outcomes

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate patient preparation and set up for collection of auditory evoked potential data.
  • Participants will be able to describe auditory evoked potential theory in order to collect and properly identify waveforms, including ABR and ASSR.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate collection of ABR and ASSR waveforms.
  • Participants will be able to describe the use of auditory evoked potential theory in assessing the dizzy patient, including ECochG and VEMP
  • Participants will be able to troubleshoot and manipulate auditory evoked potential protocols as well as manage patient records.

CEU Information

Audiology Systems is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.7 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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NOTE: EP training is held two times a year at the Audiology System’s facility in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 25 minutes from O’Hare International Airport. 

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Kathleen Hill, Au.D.

Audiology Education Manager


Kathleen Hill, Au.D., is the audiology education manager at GN Otometrics.  She is responsible for overseeing the education and training program for Otometrics employees, distributors and business partners.

Dr. Hill joined Otometrics from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, where she worked as an audiologist.  Prior to that, she was the audiology manager at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital), also in Chicago.  Dr. Hill relocated to Chicago from St. Louis, where she was the audiology supervisor at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  She has been a program professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; she has also been in private practice. 

Dr. Hill earned her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders/deaf education from the Texas Woman’s University and her doctor of audiology degree from Central Michigan University.

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Wendy Switalski, Au.D.

Audiology Development Manager

 

Wendy Switalski, Au.D. is the audiology development manager at Audiology Systems Inc. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Switalski was the president of Audiometric Consultants Inc., an instrumentation distribution company, and a consultant to Otometrics, a leading manufacturer of hearing and balance equipment. 

Additionally, she has a private audiology practice in metro-Detroit serving both adult and pediatric populations; and also serves as audiologist for the South Pacific territory of American Samoa. Dr. Switalski has previously served on the boards of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and the Rotary Club of Waterford and currently serves on the advisory board of Global ENT Outreach. 

She holds a Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University, and a doctor of audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology.

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