What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

by Karen Anderson

Research indicates that at least 25% of our students will reject their hearing aids and/or hearing assistance technology (HAT). Reasons why this occurs at different age points will be discussed, and specific learning goals will be described so students develop the resilience and self-concept to continue to use their hearing devices.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Handouts

    2. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 1 – 15 minutes

    3. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 2 – 22 minutes

    4. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 3 – 21 minutes

    5. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 4 – 18 minutes

    6. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 5 – 21 minutes

    7. What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use – Module 6 – 25 minutes

    8. Quiz - What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

    9. COURSE EVALUATION - What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

    10. ASHA Verification Form - What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

    11. LSLS CEU Letter - What We Can Do to Prevent Rejection of Hearing Device Use

3 Learner Outcomes

  • Relate hearing device use to the schools’ responsibility by law and parent rights
  • Describe factors from infancy and the elementary school years that impact resilience and self-esteem
  • Describe different strategies and hearing device retention accessories to assist in keeping hearing devices on young children

Meet Your Instructor

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson PhD has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications sold through Supporting Success.