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January 21, 2021 – 16:00 - 17:00 CET

IA-AMTAS: The role of automated tests of hearing in the hearing aid clinic

Speakers:
Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager

In this webinar, Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager, will explore the role of IA-AMTAS as an automated method of testing hearing threshold

January 26, 2021 – 10:00 - 11:30 CET

eWorkshop: Diagnosing Peripheral Vestibular Disorders – Session 1

Speakers:
Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager

In this eWorkshop, Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager, will walk you through the most common causes of peripheral vertigo and look at new and emerging techniques which can be used to diagnose these conditions. This is an interactive event where you will be asked to interact and make decisions based on cases which are shown to you.

There are two identical sessions to choose from, based on the most suitable time zone for you

January 26, 2021 – 16:00 - 17:30 CET

eWorkshop: Diagnosing Peripheral Vestibular Disorders – Session 2

Speakers:
Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager

In this eWorkshop, Leigh Martin, Interacoustics Academy Global Manager, will walk you through the most common causes of peripheral vertigo and look at new and emerging techniques which can be used to diagnose these conditions. This is an interactive event where you will be asked to interact and make decisions based on cases which are shown to you.

There are two identical sessions to choose from, based on the most suitable time zone for you

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Vestibular Assessment Course by Dr Kamran Barin

Across 4 consecutive days, Dr Barin will take you through vestibular topics highlighting the methodology, clinical pitfalls and interpretation of some the most common tests performed when assessing patients with balance disorders.

This is a course organised and run by the Interacoustics Academy. Registration to this is free of charge. Each course has been assigned 0.2 CEU's from the American Academy of Audiology. You can attend as many courses as you like but each course requires a separate registration so CEU points can be properly awarded.

Lecture 1
Feb 8, 2021 @ 16.00 CET

Central Abnormalities in VNG:
Oculomotor and Gaze Tests

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand how to perform tests of ocular motor and gaze function
  • To understand how to interpret tests of ocular motor and gaze function
  • To understand the clinical pitfall associated with tests of ocular motor and gaze function
Lecture 2
Feb 9, 2021 @ 16.00 CET

Peripheral Abnormalities in VNG: Spontaneous/Positional Nystagmus and Caloric Tests

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand how to perform VNG tests which detect peripheral abnormalities
  • To understand how to interpret VNG tests which detect peripheral abnormalities
  • To understand the clinical pitfalls of VNG tests which detect peripheral abnormalities
Lecture 3
Feb 10, 2021 @ 16.00 CET

BPPV: Diagnosis and Treatment

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand how to perform tests to diagnose BPPV
  • To understand how to interpret tests to diagnose BPPV
  • To understand the methods of how to treat BPPV
Lecture 4
Feb 11, 2021 @ 16.00 CET

Independent Testing of Semicircular Canals and Otoliths: vHIT, VEMPs, OCR, and SVV

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the role of vHIT in diagnosing disorders of the semi-circular canal
  • To understand the role of VEMPS, OCR and SVV in diagnosing disorders of the otoliths

Mr Leigh Martin

Interacoustics Academy Global Manager
Leigh is an Audiologist and Global Manager of the Interacoustics Academy. Clinically, he has worked in the National Health Service and in the private sector in the UK specialising in both pediatric audiology and adult diagnostics and rehabilitation. Leigh has also sat on the board of directors for the British Academy of Audiology. For the last four years Leigh has been working in the Interacoustics Academy firstly as an International Clinical Trainer, then as Head of Clinical Training Asia and now as the Manager of the Academy. Leigh has presented at over 20 scientific conferences and meetings across a diverse range of audiological topics as well as having published papers in both video head impulse testing (vHIT) and wideband tympanometry.

Mr Darren Whelan

International Clinical Trainer
Darren holds an undergraduate degree in Audiology and a master’s degree in Health Science, Neurophysiology and Clinical Research. His resume counts several senior clinical positions in the NHS. Prior to his current occupation, Darren held a clinical and research scientist role, where he investigated patients with auditory and vestibular pathology, and managed a portfolio of research studies.

Amanda Goodhew

International Clinical Trainer
Amanda holds a Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Southampton. She has extensive experience holding senior audiologist positions in numerous NHS hospitals and clinics, where her primary focus has been pediatric audiology. Her specific areas of interest are electrophysiology, neonatal diagnostics and amplification, and the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with complex needs.

Dr Michael Maslin

Ph.D. International Clinical Trainer
After working for several years as an audiologist in the UK, Michael completed his Ph.D. in 2010 at The University of Manchester. The topic was plasticity of the human binaural auditory system. He then completed a 3-year post-doctoral research program that built directly on the underpinning work carried out during his Ph.D. Since 2015, Michael has worked for the Interacoustics Academy, a group of audiologists based in Denmark who offer training and education in audiological and vestibular diagnostics worldwide and offer a link between clinical or research institutes and their industry partners. In 2017, Michael and his family relocated to New Zealand where he continues in the same role with the Interacoustics Academy and Diatec NZ. He is pursuing his research interests at the University of Auckland with financial support from the Eisdell Moore Centre.

Dr. Peter Bray

Ph.D., Interacoustics OAE Specialist
After obtaining a Medical Physics degree, Peter Bray worked for 5 years as a researcher in David Kemp's team at University College London. This led to a PhD in Biophysics and the design of the ILO88 TEOAE instrument. The following 25 years were spent providing R&D services at Otodynamics designing TEOAE and DPDOE instrumentation. Then, in 2014, Peter joined Interacoustics as an OAE specialist and data scientist working on the full range of OAE topics in addition to ASSR screening technology.

Professor John A. Ferraro

Ph.D., FASHA, FAAA
John A. Ferraro, Ph.D., FASHA, FAAA, is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech at The University of Kansas (KU). Prior to his arrival at KU, Ferraro held positions of assistant and associate professor at The Ohio State University's Speech and Hearing Science Section (1974-1981) and as clinical neurophysiologist at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colo. (1981-1984). Ferraro's research interests are in the areas of auditory electrophysiology with special emphasis on the clinical applications of auditory- and vestibular-evoked potentials. He has pioneered techniques for using these potentials in the diagnosis, assessment and management of otological/neuro-otological disorders. With an additional focus specifically on the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, Ferraro has worked to develop and refine non-invasive electrocochleographic approaches to help diagnose and monitor Meniere's disease/endolymphatic hydrops.

Dr. Martin Walger

Ph.D.
Martin Walger is Professor of Audiology and Head of the Department of Audiology and Paediatric Audiology at the ENT University Clinic as well as the audiological head of the Cochlear Implant Center (CIK) of Cologne, Germany. Educated in the field of biology and audiology he earned his PhD investigating effects of noise on the central auditory pathway. His scientific research concentrated on the maturation and plasticity of the auditory system under the influence of hearing loss. He is past-president of the German Society of Audiology (DGA) and Council member of International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group (IERASG)

Dr. João Lemos

M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. João Lemos, Neurologist and Neuro-Ophthalmologist, has worked in the field of oculomotor testing in neurological patients for 15 years, both as a clinician and researcher. He is based at Coimbra University Hospital Centre, Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. Lemos is the Director of the Neurology of Vision and Balance Unit in the hospital’s Neurology Department, which sees around 1500 neuro-ophthalmological and neuro-otological patients annually.

Dr. Kamran Barin

Ph.D.
Dr Barin established OSU’s Balance Disorders Clinic and was its director until his retirement in June 2011. He is a Doctor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, having graduated from OSU. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters and has taught national and international courses and seminars in different areas of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

Dr. Michelle Petrak

Ph.D.
Dr. Michelle Petrak is the Director of Clinical Audiology for Interacoustics and is a licensed, practicing audiologist in the Chicago area. Dr. Petrak received her Doctorates in Electrophysiology and Biomolecular Electronics from Wayne State University in 1994 and her Masters in Audiology in 1989. Her special areas of expertise include vestibular and balance testing (VNG), electrophysiological techniques (ABR/ASSR/VEMP/ECoG) and pediatric audiology. Dr. Petrak is involved with product development, clinical evaluation testing, publishing, teaching and training on VNG and EP topics. In addition to being employed with Interacoustics, she is also a licensed and practicing audiologist at Northwest Speech and Hearing in Arlington Heights, IL. She continues to lecture extensively, nationally and internationally, and to publish articles in hearing industry journals.
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