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10/14/2017  |   11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   |  East Ballroom at Shalala Student Services Building

Audiology without borders: an international training program in hearing and balance care

In response to rapid advancements in hearing technology, a growing scope of practice, and increasing training needs, audiology began to transition to a doctoral level degree in 1996. In attempt to further support adequate professional training, The American Academy of Audiology recommended that all training programs in the United States complete this transition by 2007. Over 20 years later, however, limited resources and barriers to access continue to prevent many clinical audiologists from obtaining specific clinical training in key areas of audiology. The Clinical Education Program in Audiology at the University of Miami is housed in The Ear Institute of the Department of Otolaryngology. This program provides comprehensive training across the scope of practice in Audiology, and is intended to provide advanced training opportunities to hearing health care professionals. Highly specialized training is available in implantable hearing devices, pediatrics, central auditory processing, vestibular disorders, tinnitus, and advanced diagnostics, with experiences ranging from basic to advanced. The international program serves to support professionals providing hearing health services around the globe in attaining additional skills to advance their practice. Clinical practicums are designed to provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of hearing and balance care, and are customized based on incoming skill level and requested experience. Trainees benefit from an interdisciplinary approach that enhances clinical skills and didactic learning in a rich inter-professional educational environment. This presentation will review a unique and innovative method to provide supplemental training for hearing healthcare professionals around the world. Our goal is to provide international opportunities for specialized training in audiology and the related fields.

  • Identify resources for obtaining additional specialty training in evaluation and management of hearing and balance disorders
  • Discuss a novel training program for international
  • Discuss current training needs for hearing healthcare providers

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Hillary Snapp (POC,Author,Co-Author), University of Miami,;


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Tricia Scaglione (Primary Presenter,Author,Co-Author), University of Miami Health System ,;
Tricia Sheehan Scaglione, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A is the Director of the Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivities Clinic, Co-Director of Clinical Education in Audiology, and Assistant professor for the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology. Board certified in Audiology, Dr. Scaglione specialized training and education includes auditory and vestibular diagnostics, tinnitus and sound sensitivities, hearing aids, and evoked potentials. She currently serves as a Board member and lead educator for the Tinnitus Practitioners Association and has given presentations at state, national, and international meetings.

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Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (board of director member) relationship for Volunteer teaching and speaking,Board membership.   Has a Professional (board of directors member) relationship for Volunteer teaching and speaking,Board membership.  


Financial - Receives support from Tinnitus Practitioners Association.