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On the Ear: An Audiology Podcast
60 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Episode 34: The Full Scope of Audiology: Music and Alternative Audiology with Heather Malyuk, Au.D.
While many audiologists specialize in different types of care, such as tinnitus, vestibular, or cochlear implants, few emphasize the distinct connection between our field and that of musicians. Dr. Heather Malyuk is a clinician who focuses on providing cutting-edge care for musicians, as a specialist in Music and Alternative Audiology. She explains her work with this population, and how the future of audiology can be shaped by this work.
59 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Episode 33: The Full Scope of Audiology: Pediatric Palliative Care with Jacinto Fragoso, Au.D. & Holly Gerth, Au.D.
Pediatric audiologists serve a variety of roles in providing hearing healthcare, but in hospitals and medical-based programs, that role can stretch into the complex realm of palliative care. This discussion includes where the audiologist fits into this sensitive aspect of care, and how they can work collaboratively with other professionals involved. Follow us on Instagram: @OnTheEarPodcast (https://www.instagram.com/ontheearpodcast/) Like us on Facebook: On The Ear: An Audiology Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/ontheearpodcast/)
67 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Episode 32: What Does a Cochlear Implant Sound Like? A Journey of Empowerment and Success with Donna Sorkin, M.A.
Donna Sorkin, executive director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, shares her journey to receiving a cochlear implant, including the sounds, experiences, stresses, and successes. She explains how music sounds with her implant, accessible technology, and how she uses the technology to empower her life and leadership role. Follow us on Instagram: @OnTheEarPodcast Like us on Facebook: On The Ear: An Audiology Podcast
60 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Episode 31: The Full Scope of Audiology: Leadership & Advocacy with Donna Smiley, Ph.D., CCC-A
Dr. Donna Smiley explains her journey of over 30 years in audiology, from clinical to educational settings, and now in a leadership role at ASHA. She shares how audiologists can become better advocates for the profession, insights into what the future may hold for the field, including what to expect with over-the-counter hearing devices, and the unexpected opportunities they might offer. Follow the podcast on Instagram! @OnTheEarPodcast Like the podcast on Facebook! www.facebook.com/OnTheEarPodcast
65 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Episode 30: A Deep Dive into Vestibular with Liz Fuemmeler, Au.D. and Daniel J. Romero, Au.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Liz Fuemmeler and Dr. Daniel J Romero are vestibular scientists that are involved in research and clinical work. Liz is one of a handful of private practice vestibular specialists, and Daniel is at the forefront of vestibular research. Tune in to find out how each of them became interested in the vestibular field, and what their advice is to other audiologists looking to improve their balance care. From lessons learned while collaborating with other healthcare professionals, to their favorite cases, you won’t want to miss out on this fascinating episode!
64 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Episode 29: Improving Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss with Ryan McCreery, PhD
Dr. McCreery discusses his experience transitioning from clinical audiology to research work with the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) study at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He reviews their findings, including the impact of newborn hearing screening, early intervention, and advances in hearing technology on a wide range of outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
62 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Episode 28: Reaching Those in Need pt 2 - TeleABR with Melanie Morris, Au.D.
Dr. Melanie Morris shares her process of establishing a remote auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing program, including the training, equipment, and challenges involved. Her experience working with “TeleABRs” has improved access to care in areas where the diagnostic evaluation has limited (and sometimes no) provider options, and also where COVID-19 has further limited access. Free resources for establishing a TeleABR program from Melanie and her team can be found here and here.
56 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 27: Deepening Our Understanding of Interprofessional Practice (IPP) with Danika Pfeiffer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Danika Pfeiffer’s research examines the clinical implications and expressions of inter-professional practice (IPP). Her discussion with Dr. Dakota Sharp covers the importance of IPP, the common misconceptions of practitioners, and how IPP can be utilized more effectively to improve outcomes for patients and clinicians alike. She also shares information about her new podcast, "About, From, & With: A SLP Podcast." You can check out that podcast here.
59 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Episode 26: The Full Scope of Audiology: Research Audiologist with Emily Spitzer, Au.D.
Dr. Emily Spitzer discusses the process of becoming an audiologist who primarily works in a research role. She explains what audiology students can do to prepare for a career in research, as well as connects current practicing clinicians with opportunities to conduct research of their own, including funding opportunities, and how the landscape of research is evolving.
61 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 25: Hearing Aids with a Normal Audiogram? Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) & Beyond! with Gail Whitelaw, Ph.D.
Although the traditional hearing aid candidate has audiometric thresholds outside normal limits, research shows that nontraditional candidates can demonstrate significant benefits from the devices as well. Dr. Whitelaw explains how individuals with auditory processing disorder (APD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and hidden hearing loss (HHL) can be fit and be successful with hearing technology.
51 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Episode 24: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Brain, Cognition, and Language with Julius Fridriksson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Fridriksson shares his groundbreaking research on how the brain changes after recovery from COVID-19, with an emphasis on cognitive and language-based symptoms. His background as an SLP and researcher in aphasia shows connections between the cognitive problems seen in stroke, TBI, and COVID-19 survivors alike.
58 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 23: The Full Scope of Audiology: Working with Animals with Pete Schiefele, PhD, LCDR USN
Dr. Scheifele shares his expertise in the realm of Animal Audiology, including the training involved to work with animals, the evaluations and interventions for providing care, and the work his lab at the University of Cincinnati is completing to improve hearing and vocal care for animals.
62 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode 22: Congenital CMV: A Crash Course with Amanda Devereaux, RN, BSN
Amanda shares her experience as a parent of a child with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), as well as her role as the Program Director for the National CMV Foundation. Her discussion with Dr. Sharp covers transmission of the disease, audiologic symptoms and diagnosis of cCMV, and a path toward screening for and eliminating cCMV for future generations. Click here to sign the petition to nominate congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) for uniform newborn screening Click here to learn more about the National CMV Foundation Interested in earning ASHA CEUs for listening to On The Ear? Click here!
54 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Episode 21: IPC in Action: Audiology and Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) with Stephen Kneece, MA, CCC-SLP
Stephen explains the role of speech-language pathologists who work in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and how their expertise in communicative technology intersects in the world of hearing loss. He breaks down modern AAC devices, the challenges and joys of his patient population, and how audiologists can best collaborate with professionals in AAC.
57 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Episode 20: The Full Scope of Audiology: Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) with Cheryl Wiggins, AuD, D.ABNM, CNIM, CPC
Dr. Cheryl Wiggins explains her role as an audiologist who works in the fascinating and sometimes mysterious world of intraoperative neuromonitoring. Her discussion with Dr. Sharp details the additional training required, differences from the traditional role of an audiologist, and what a career can look like in the world of IONM.
54 minutes | May 20, 2021
Episode 19: IPC in Action: Audiologists and Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TODHH) with Becky Hales
Becky Hales, former TODHH and current Au.D. student, shares her experiences working as a TODHH, and how audiologists can better collaborate with TODHH. Her background includes multiple educational settings, using both ASL and Spoken English, with the additional perspective of a parent of a child with a disability.
55 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 18: Auditory Processing Disorder (APD): A Crash Course - Angela Alexander, AuD, CCC-A, MNZAS
Dr. Alexander provides a clear explanation of auditory processing disorder (APD), including its evolved definition, assessment, and treatment. Her discussion with Dr. Sharp covers the Buffalo Model for APD, and her focus on incorporating qualitative measures into her quantitative evaluations. She also includes tips for beginners and a favorite case study.
57 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 17: Supporting Children with Hearing Loss: A Parent’s Perspective - Valli Gideons
Valli Gideons, better known online as MyBattleCall, discusses her journey as a parent of children with hearing loss with Dr. Sharp, including the professionals involved, how she feels families can be better supported, and how to help build children with hearing loss and their families into better self-advocates. Her insights are inspiring and challenging to clinicians of all backgrounds.
62 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 16: Futurism in Audiology: Hearables, Hearing Aids, and the Growing Audio Internet - David Kemp
David Kemp joins Dr. Dakota Sharp to break down current trends where voice technology, wearables, and hearing healthcare meet. Their discussion encompasses what the future looks like for hearing aids in a world of new hearables, apps that patients can utilize to better tune in to the world around them, and exciting new innovations that are breaking down walls in hearing healthcare.
61 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 15: You Graduated! Now What? Navigating Jobs, Negotiation, and Debt for Clinicians - Ashley Hughes, AuD and Natalie J. Nelson, AuD
Guests: Ashley Hughes, AuD and Natalie J. Nelson, AuD - Dr. Hughes, Dr. Nelson, and Dr. Sharp trek through the often-unspoken world of job negotiations and debt, with a focus on students in the world of communication sciences and disorders. Dr. Hughes and Dr. Nelson share specific tips for navigating job offers and loan payments with fresh, exciting ideas for new graduates to consider.
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