Audiologists offer unique skills and expertise in the monitoring of patients exposed to ototoxic and/or vestibulotoxic medications and treatments. This course will discuss what role the Audiologist should play in a multi-disciplinary team and the challenges to creating such a team. In addition, the particular challenges inherent to monitoring a pediatric patient will be investigated.
- Participants will be able to describe consequences of ototoxic medications to the pediatric patient as they relate to speech and language development as well as psychosocial development.
- Participants will be able to describe benefits and limitations of current audiologic tests with pediatric patients undergoing therapy with ototoxic agents.
- Participants will be able to describe methods and benefits of implementing a ototoxic monitoring program.
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