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Grand Rounds: Pediatric Hearing Loss

05-29-2020

By Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, FAS, FAAP , Director, Otolaryngology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Ear, Nose and Throat

More about Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the principles of newborn hearing screening. 2. Differentiate the types of hearing loss and etiology of hearing loss. 3. Recognize the fundamentals of hearing technology.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Earlier detection of hearing loss in infants would greatly improve their ability to communicate, learn, and function optimally in a hearing world.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

05-28-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Jeyakumar has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Bibliography:

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C Madden, S Wiley, M Schleiss, C Benton, J Meinzen-Derr, J Greinwald, D Choo. Audiometric, clinical and educational outcomes in a pediatric symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) population with sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 69, Issue 9, September 2005, Pages 1191-1198 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2005.03.011

BJ Liming, J Carter, A Cheng, D Choo, J Curotta, D Carvalho, JA Germiller, S Hone, MA Kenna, N Loundon, D Preciado, A Schilder, BK Reilly, S Roman, J Strychowsky, JM Triglia, N Young, RJH Smith. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Hearing loss in the pediatric patient. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Volume 90, November 2016, Pages 251-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.09.016