Primary Care Providers are often the first contact when a parent expresses concern about their child – whether it be concern about speech development, articulation, or suspicion about a possible
Primary Care Providers are often the first contact when a parent expresses concern about their child – whether it be concern about speech development, articulation, or suspicion about a possible hearing impairment. Knowing what we know about hearing impairment in children and the urgent need for early intervention, timely and appropriate referrals are essential. This presentation covers how primary care providers can leverage a variety of hearing screening technologies to facilitate referrals to audiologists and ENT specialists.
At the conclusion of this seminar the participants will be able to:
- Describe the incidence of hearing impairments in infants and children
- Discuss how existing (and potentially future) technologies can assist with pediatric referrals for timely diagnostic evaluations leading to early intervention in cases of hearing impairments in infants and children
- List ways in which primary care providers can work with the audiologist and ENT specialists to assure timely diagnosis and treatment
Speakers for this event
Andrew Schuman, MD
Andrew Schuman, MD
Dr. Schuman is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and has been writing about pediatric practice and medical technologies in the pages of Contemporary Pediatrics for over 30 years. He is presently the Practice Improvement section editor for the publication and member of the Contemporary Pediatrics Editorial Advisory Board. He is the CEO of Medgizmos, a medical technology review site for primary care physicians. He started the first newborn hearing program in New Hampshire in 1996. He has developed a mild hearing impairment with age and loves his bluetooth hearing aids!
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT-05:00 ) Eastern Time (US and Canada)