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Washington University advances audiology at Academy

photo of Susan Rathgeb and Allison Schwed
Audiologists Susan Rathgeb (left) and Allison Schwed at the podium following a presentation at the annual meeting.

Washington University helped to advance the field of audiology through their participation at the American Academy of Audiology’s Annual meeting, held in St. Louis on March 30 and April 1.

Contributions included posters and oral presentations from faculty, staff and students representing the Department of Otolaryngology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences:

  • Pediatric Mobile Audiology Experience
    (Jamie Cadieux, Sarah Becker, Casey Voegtle, and Julia Webb)
  • Cognitive Assessment in Early Cochlear Implant Recipients: Long-term Analysis
    (Allison Schwed, Susan Rathgeb, Carolyn Bequette, Lydia Kraus and Jacques Herzog, MD)
  • Impact of Comorbidities on Speech-perception Performance in Cochlear Implant Patients
    (Schwed, Rathgeb, Bequette, Kraus and Nedim Durakovic, MD)
  • Children Improve Bound Morpheme Understanding: Assessment Procedure and Results
    (Elizabeth Mauze, Brent Spehar, PhD, and Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD).
  • Retention of Gains from Listening Training After 4-6 Weeks in Children with Hearing Loss
    (Brent Spehar, PhD, Elizabeth Mauze, and Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD)
  • Lipreading Reliability and Validity
    (Brent Spehar, PhD and Elizabeth Mauze)
  • Department Head Craig Buchman, MD, presented during a mini-course on electric acoustic stimulation (EAS), the combined use of hearing aid and cochlear implant in the same ear. The course – EAS/Hybrid Candidacy, Programming, and Outcomes – also featured Vanderbilt’s René H. Gifford, PhD, University of Iowa’s Camille C. Dunn, and Jillian B. Roberts, from Hearts for Hearing.