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    Hands-on ICS Impulse Training

    Assessing all six (6) semicircular canals

    Why? How? When?

Hands-on Impulse Training

 2017 Course Dates / Locations / Times

 Attendance Fees

September 15th / Schaumburg, IL (8:30am - 5:00pm)

 $300

December 1st / Schaumburg, IL (8:30am - 5:00pm)

 $300

Audiology Systems, in partnership with Otometrics, invites you to our Impulse course. This is a one-day course is designed to assist new users of the ICS Impulse in becoming more familiar with the system’s operation.  For current users, this course will allow you to stay up-to-date as new technology and software are introduced to vHIT testing. Key training areas include protocol development, data interpretation and reporting test results.

Description

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the evaluation of all 5 end organs (semicircular canals, saccule and utricle) of the vestibular system. We’ll address several questions. Why can this information be crucial to the diagnosis of the patient?  How may this information assist in determining the treatment? And how can the effectiveness of the treatment be assessed? Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with ICS Impulse. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with ICS Impulse using all four modules (video Frenzel lense, video Head Impulse Testing – vHIT, Positional testing and Oculomotor testing

Learner outcomes

  • Describe what occurs anatomically that makes the head impulse test able to determine the side of lesion
  • Define the difference between overt and covert saccades
  • Define what constitutes a normal response for head impulse testing
  • Define what constitutes an abnormal response for head impulse testing
  • Describe key factors in patient's history indicating use of positional testing
  • Describe differences between ocular motor subtests (gaze, VVOR, VORS and skew deviation)

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: Impulse training is held four (4) times a year at the Audiology System’s facility in Schaumburg, Illinois, approximately 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport. 

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Maggie Boorazanes, Au.D.

Clinical Support Specialist II

Maggie Boorazanes, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, is a Clinical Support Specialist II at Audiology Systems, where she acts as client liaison for product support as well as offers clinical education and training. Dr. Boorazanes has over seven years of experience practicing clinical audiology.
Dr. Boorazanes joined Otometrics from the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, where she was a clinical audiologist and instructor of audiology. While there, she acted as Balance Coordinator, Clinical Quality Initiative Monitor, and participated in the training of both residents and fourth year Audiology externs, in addition to performing clinical tests on patients from birth through elder-adulthood. Prior to that, she was a clinical audiologist at the Carl T. Hayden VAMC in Phoenix, AZ, after relocating from Chicago where she was a pediatric audiologist at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Her clinical interests are pediatric and adult audiological assessment, fitting and dispensing of hearing aids and Baha devices, tinnitus assessment, evoked potentials and vestibular assessment.
Dr. Boorazanes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in audiology and speech sciences from Purdue University, and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Rush University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Boorazanes is the acting Secretary for the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
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Keeley Moore, M.A.

Clinical Support Audiologist
Keeley Moore, M.A., CCC/A, is a clinical support audiologist at Audiology Systems, where she acts as client liaison for product support as well as offer clinical education and training. Moore has more than 15 years of experience as a practicing audiologist. She joined Otometrics from the Illinois Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, where she was an audiological consultant.  While there, she played a key role in training and supporting lay hearing screeners, which included teaching OAE hearing screening courses and leading practicum for lay screeners.  Prior to that position, Moore was a clinical and educational audiologist with a non-profit speech and hearing clinic. In that position, she served a diverse patient population and performed pediatric through geriatric behavioral audiometric assessment and implemented habilitation and rehabilitation services.  She also performed hearing aid and FM selection, fitting, verification and management. Additionally, Moore counseled and taught advocacy skills to parents, students and professionals, among many other responsibilities. Moore has also worked in ENT clinics and hospital environments and is skilled in a broad spectrum of audiology and vestibular practices.
 
Moore served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 through 1990, as a non-commissioned officer. She holds a B.A. in speech and hearing sciences from Indiana University, earning her Masters in Audiology from The Ohio State University. She holds a certificate of clinical competence and is certified by the American Board of Audiology.
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Brianna Young, Au.D.

Clinical Support Audiology Supervisor
Brianna Young, Au.D. is a part of the clinical support audiologist team at GN Otometrics, and has been with the company since August of 2014.  She has previously worked in an Otolaryngology practice with multiple locations preforming pediatric and adult diagnostic hearing evaluations, counseling, and adult hearing aid fittings.  Dr. Young also has previous experience with balance testing & electrophysiological testing, as well as working in an audiology management position.  She obtained her bachelors of science in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University and graduated with her Doctor of Audiology degree from The Ohio State University.
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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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