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ARA Institute 2021 in Durham, NC

The ARA Institute was held October 17 through October 19, 2021, at the Durham Convention Center in downtown Durham, North Carolina. It featured national and international speakers that presented in-person and remotely on cutting-edge clinical research in aural (re)habilitation.  The theme of the meeting was “Triangulating Inter-Professional Approaches to Hearing Rehabilitation”  Please access the program, recordings, and resources below.  

Thank You

Kathy Pichora-Fuller, PhD.

Thank you to our Key Note Speaker, Kathy Pichora-Fuller, PhD. who presented during our opening Lecture dedicated in honor of Patricia Kricos.

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2021 ARA Institute: Monday Morning Session
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2021 ARA Institute: Monday Morning Session

8:00 – 8:15 AM - Welcoming Remarks Sherri Smith, ARA Past President and Institute Planning Chair, Duke University 8:15 – 9:15 AM - Pat Kricos Lecture Integrated people-centered ear and hearing care for older adults: Imperatives and opportunities for inter-professional practice and inter-disciplinary research Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto at Mississauga 9:15 – 9:45 AM - Oyer Student Research Award Winner Social cognitive abilities in adults with and without hearing loss Karah Gottschalk, Nova Southeast Poster Recording #1 9:45-9:50 AM - Non-verbal communication considerations in hearing aid fittings Torri Ann Woodruff, University of Connecticut Poster Recording #2 9:50-9:55 AM Nonverbal communication in hearing aid fittings: Eye contact Jamie Roy, University of Connecticut Poster Recording #3 9:55-10:00 AM Affirmative nonverbal cues in hearing aid appointments. Samantha Dart, University of Connecticut Q&A for Posters 1-3 10:00-10:15 AM - Panel Discussion Q&A Roy (R), Woodruff (R), Dart (R) 10:15 – 10:40 AM Morning Break and Exhibits 10:40 – 11:00 AM - Learning together: Interprofessional collaborative practice in adult cochlear implant aural rehabilitation Denise Tucker, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 11:00 – 11:20 AM - An inter-disciplinary approach to development of a pediatric vestibular program Hannah Heet, Duke University 11:20 – 11:40 AM - Interprofessional alliances: Supporting educators in providing accommodations to students with hearing loss Jessica Huddleston, OUHSC 11:40 – 12:00 PM - Person-centered care from the patient's perspective Shari Eberts, Living with Hearing Loss
2021 ARA Institute - Monday Afternoon
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2021 ARA Institute - Monday Afternoon

1:00 -1:10 PM - Presentation of Honors of the Association Sherri Smith, Duke University 1:10 – 1:30 PM - Increasing sensitivity to members of the LGBTQ community seeking audiologic care Emilie K. Clark, Children’s Aid 1:30 – 1:50 PM - Self-reported reasons for the non-use of hearing aids among Hispanic adults with hearing loss Jamie Desjardins, Syracuse University 1:50 – 2:10 PM - Aural rehabilitation for low income adults Carole Johnson, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2:10 – 2:30 PM - Timing of referrals and recipient follow-up patterns of cochlear implant candidates as a function of geographic region and socioeconomic status Amanda Davis, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Poster Recording #4 2:30 - 2:35 PM - Preparing hearing help-seekers for telehealth follow-up appointments: A new area of aural rehabilitation Bailey Simon, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Poster Recording #5 2:35 - 2:40 PM Teleaudiology: A solution in search of a problem? Harvey Abrams, Lively Hearing Corporation Poster Recording #6 2:40 - 2:45 PM- Clinician-directed TeleAR training outcomes with adult cochlear implant users Claire Bernstein, Gallaudet University Q&A for Posters 4-6 2:45 – 3:00 PM - Panel Discussion Q&A Simon (R), Abrams (R), Bernstein (R) 3:00 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break and Exhibits 3:30 – 3:50 PM - Factors related to self-identification of candidacy, device selection, and self-fitting of over-the-counter hearing aids Jasleen Singh, Northwestern University 3:50 – 4:10 PM - Hearing aid recommendations for older adults by audiologists and otolaryngologists Elish Mahajan, Duke University 4:10 – 4:30 PM - Hearing aid fitting considerations for patients with PTSD Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee State University 4:30 – 4:50 PM - Shared experiences among successful hearing aid users with high hearing aid self efficacy Lipika Sarangi, University of Memphis 4:50 – 5:10 PM - The role of value in contemporary hearing care Howard Francis, Duke University 5:10 – 5:15 PM - Closing Remarks Sherri Smith, Duke University
2021 ARA Institute - Tuesday
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2021 ARA Institute - Tuesday

8:30 – 8:50 AM - Communication in times of a pandemic: the hearing impaired perspective Mathieu Hotton, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada 8:50 – 9:10 AM - Pandemic related communication experiences and communication strategies Silvana Tellerico, University of Massachusetts Amherst 9:10 – 9:40 AM - Oyer Student Research Award Winner - What makes clear speech angry? Madison Wageck, University of Utah Poster Recording #7 9:40-9:45 AM - Impact of self-reported polysensory loss on poor cognitive performance Elish Mahajan, Duke University Poster Recording #8 9:45-9:50 AM - Educational seminar for lifelong learners with hearing loss: A university and private practice collaboration Laura Gaeta, California State University Q&A for Posters 7&8 9:50 – 10:00 AM - Panel Discussion Q&A Mahajan (In Person), Gaeta 10:25 – 10:45 AM - Group AR in 2021: Taking the rehab to the patient Caitlyn Whitson, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 10:45 – 11:05 AM - Audiologists’ perspectives on using low-gain hearing aids for bothersome tinnitus Candice Quinn, Durham VA Health Care System 11:05 – 11:25 AM - FM/DM use for children in the mainstream: always the best recommendation? Kristin Dilaj, New England Center for Hearing Rehabilitation, LLC 11:25 – 11:45 AM - Clinical trial of a new protocol and clinical tool designed to assess the audiological needs of individuals with hearing loss Mathieu Hotton, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada 11:45 – 12:05 PM - Beyond the free demo: Establishing value and quality through a comprehensive hearing aid selection process Stephanie Sjoblad, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 12:05 – 12:10 PM- Closing Remarks Sherri Smith, ARA Past President and Institute Planning Chair, Duke University

Institute Program: Triangulating Inter-Professional Approaches to Hearing Rehabilitation

Shared Resources from Presenters

An Inter-Disciplinary Approach Disciplinary Approach to Development of a Pediatric Vestibular Program

Hannah Heet, Au.D., CCC

Hearing aid fitting considerations for patients with PTSD

Marc Fagelson, PhD (ETSU & Mtn Home VAMC; JC, TN)
Emily McClelland,AuD (The Barranco Clinic; Winter Haven, FL)
Kim Schairer , PhD; (Mountain Home VAMC & ETSU Johnson City, TN)
Julia McDowell, AuD (Brevard ENT Center; Rockledge, FL)
Sherri Smith, AuD , PhD;(Duke Durham, NC)

Pandemic Related Communication Experiences and Communication Strategies

Silvana Tellerico, B.A. - Fourth Year Audiology Graduate Student

Clinical trial of a new protocol and clinical tool designed to assess the audiological needs of individuals with hearing loss

Mathieu Hotton, Ph. D. Laval University
Jean Pierre Gagné, Ph. D. University of Montreal

Remote Cochlear Implant Mapping: Lessons Learned During COVID

Kristin Dilaj, AuD /PhD, CCC A
Jennifer Cox, AuD , CCC A

Photos and Posters from the Institute