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Schedule at a Glance

We have an exciting program planned for the 2021 ARA Institute, including Kathy Pichora-Fuller who will be presenting the Pat Kricos Lecture, and two students who were awarded the Herbert J. Oyer Student Research Award. Below is the program at a glance. Given the uncertainty of this time, there may be slight changes in the program. We will do our very best to keep the program updated. We have also applied for 1.0 hours of CEUs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

MONDAY, October 18, 2021 (Hybrid) - 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM

Registration is open all-day

8:00 – 8:15 AM (In-Person)

  • Welcoming Remarks - Sherri Smith, ARA Past President and Institute Planning Chair, Duke University

8:15 – 9:15 AM (Remote)

Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto at Mississauga

  • Pat Kricos Lecture - Integrated people-centered ear and hearing care for older adults: Imperatives and opportunities for inter-professional practice and inter-disciplinary research

 9:15 – 9:45 AM (In-Person)

  • Oyer Student Research Award Winner - Social cognitive abilities in adults with and without hearing loss

  • Karah Gottschalk, Nova Southeast
     

9:45-9:50 AM 

  • Poster Recording #1 - Non-verbal communication considerations in hearing aid fittings

  • Torri Ann Woodruff, University of Connecticut - Poster

9:50-9:55 AM

  • Poster Recording #2 - Nonverbal communication in hearing aid fittings: Eye contact

  • Jamie Roy, University of Connecticut

9:55-10:00 AM 

  • Poster Recording #3 - Affirmative nonverbal cues in hearing aid appointments

  • Samantha Dart, University of Connecticut

10:00-10:15 AM

  • Q&A for Posters #1-3 - Panel Discussion Q&A 

  • Roy (R), Woodruff (R), Dart (R)

10:15 – 10:40 AM

  • Morning Break and Exhibits
     

10:40 – 11:00 AM (In-Person)

  • Learning together: Interprofessional collaborative practice in adult cochlear implant aural rehabilitation

  • Denise Tucker, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

11:00 – 11:20 AM (Remote)

  • An interdisciplinary approach to development of a pediatric vestibular program

  • Hannah Heet, Duke University
     

11:20 – 11:40 AM (Remote)

  • Interprofessional alliances: Supporting educators in providing accommodations to students with hearing loss

  • Jessica Huddleston, OUHSC
     

11:40 - 12:00 PM (Remote) 

  • Person-centered care from the patient's perspective

  • Shari Eberts, Living with Hearing Loss
     

12:00 – 1:00 PM - LUNCH

1:00 - 1:10 PM 

  • Presentation of Honors of the Association

  • Sherri Smith, Duke University

1:10 – 1:30 PM (Remote)

  • Increasing sensitivity to members of the LGBTQ community seeking audiologic care

  • John Greer Clark, University of Cincinnati
     

1:30 – 1:50 PM (Remote)

  • 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 (In-Person)

  • Aural rehabilitation for low-income adults

  • Carole Johnson, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
     

2:10 – 2:30 PM (In-Person)

  • 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
     

2:30 - 2:35 PM 

  • Poster Recording #4 - Preparing hearing help-seekers for telehealth follow-up appointments: A new area of aural rehabilitation

  • Bailey Simon, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

2:35 - 2:40 P

  • Poster Recording #5 - Teleaudiology: A solution in search of a problem?

  • Harvey Abrams, Lively Hearing Corporation

2:40 - 2:45 P

  • Poster Recording #6 - Clinician-directed TeleAR training outcomes with adult cochlear implant users

  • Claire Bernstein, Gallaudet University

2:45 - 3:00 P

  • Q&A for Posters #4-6 - Panel Discussion Q&A 

  • Simon (R), Abrams (R), Bernstein (R)

3:00 – 3:30 PM

  • Afternoon Break and Exhibits
     

3:30 – 3:50 PM (Remote)

  • 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 (In-Person)

  • Hearing aid recommendations for older adults by audiologists and otolaryngologists

  • Elish Mahajan, Duke University
     

4:10 – 4:30 PM (In-Person)

  • Hearing aid fitting considerations for patients with PTSD

  • Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee State University
     

4:30 – 4:50 PM (In-Person)

  • Shared experiences among successful hearing aid users with high hearing aid self-efficacy

  • Lipika Sarangi, University of Memphis
     

4:50 – 5:10 PM (In-Person)

  • The role of value in contemporary hearing care

  • Howard Francis, Duke University
     

5:10 – 5:15 PM (In-Person)

  • Closing Remarks - Sherri Smith, Duke University

TUESDAY October 19, 2021 (Hybrid) 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration is open 8:00am-12:00pm

8:00 – 8:30 AM (Hybrid)

  • Business Meeting (ARA Members Only)
     

8:30 – 8:50 AM (Remote)

  • Communication in times of a pandemic: the hearing impaired perspective

  • Mathieu Hotton, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
     

8:50 – 9:10 AM (In-Person)

  • Pandemic related communication experiences and communication strategies

  • Silvana Tellerico, University of Massachusetts Amherst

9:10 – 9:40 AM (In-Person)

  • Oyer Student Research Award Winner - What makes clear speech angry?

  • Madison Wageck, University of Utah
     

9:40 - 9:45 AM 

  • Poster Recording #7 - Impact of self-reported polysensory loss on poor cognitive performance

  • Elish Mahajan, Duke University

9:45 - 9:50 AM 

  • Poster Recording #8 - Educational seminar for lifelong learners with hearing loss: A university and private practice collaboration

  • Laura Gaeta, California State University

9:50 - 10:25 AM 

  • Q&A for Posters #7-8 - Panel Discussion Q&A 

  • Mahajan (In Person), Gaeta (Remote)

10:00 – 10:25 AM

  • Morning Break and Exhibits
     

10:25 – 10:45 AM (In-Peson)

  • Group AR in 2021: Taking the rehab to the patient

  • Caitlyn Whitson, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
     

10:45 – 11:05 AM (In-Person)

  • Audiologists’ perspectives on using low-gain hearing aids for bothersome tinnitus

  • Candice Quinn, Durham VA Health Care System
     

11:05 – 11:25 AM (In-Person)

  • 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 (Remote)

  • 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 (In-Person)

  • 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 (In-Person)

  • Closing Remarks

  • Sherri Smith, ARA Past President and Institute Planning Chair, Duke University
     

12:10 PM

  • Adjourn