It is well known that children with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies are at increased risk of hearing loss and ear disease, which if left undiagnosed or untreated can negatively impact speech and language performance, as well as academic and social development. While the Audiologist's role in providing regular assessment of hearing is both recognised and well documented within the ACPA's parameters of care documentation, the nature of the assessments conducted and the implications of the results are typically not well understood by other members of the cleft and/or craniofacial team.

This webinar will provide a thorough overview of the comprehensive battery of hearing testing applicable to infants and children with cleft and/or craniofacial anomalies. The presentation will detail the appropriate tests to be used for children at different ages, including the clinical indications and contra-indications to performing these tests, as well as the test limitations. The presentation will also provide information on how attendees can best interpret hearing test results in their clinic, in order to better understand and treat patients in their care. The common "red-flags" for concern about a patient's hearing will also be discussed.

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through May 15, 2021.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area).


Seminar Objectives
  • The learner will obtain an understanding of the typical tests performed by a cleft and/or craniofacial team Audiologist, including VROA, play audiometry, and tympanometry.
  • The learner will be able to interpret a typical audiology report in order to determine the clinical implications and rationale for recommendations and follow up.
Seminar Information
Expiration Date:
April 15, 2020 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Student Non-member Price:
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Audiology for The Cleft Palate Team: A Primer for Non-Audiologists
Speaker Information
Katie O'Brien  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
CEUs: 0.10
On-Demand Only
Student Non-member: $49.99
Student Member: $49.99
Member: $49.99
ACPA Retired: $49.99
ACPA Member: $49.99
ACPA Life Member: $49.99
Transitional Member: $49.99
Full Price: $69.99