My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students

by Hilary Davis

Recent research has revealed that some children with hearing loss report significant subjective “listening-related fatigue” due to challenging communication exchanges. It is of utmost importance to identify those struggling with fatigue via structured questionnaires to consider appropriate supports that can be utilized to reduce fatigue’s effects.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Handouts

    2. My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students – Module 1 – 19 minutes

    3. My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students – Module 2 – 20 minutes

    4. My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students – Module 3 – 23 minutes

    5. My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students – Module 4 – 8 minutes

    6. Course Evaluation - My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students

    7. Quiz - My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students

    8. CEUs - My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students

    9. CEUs - My Ears are Tired: Listening Fatigue in DHH Students

    10. ISBE Professional Development Hours

    11. More Options for Success

3 Learner Outcomes

  • The learner will be able to identify situational determinants (situations, environmental characteristics) that may lead to listening-related fatigue.
  • The learner will be able to recognize potential signs of listening - related fatigue in their students.
  • The learner will be able to describe how to utilize (administer, score, and interpret) the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scales.

Meet Your Instructors

Pediatric Audiologist Hilary Davis

Hilary Davis is a pediatric audiologist at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, TN. She currently provides outreach educational audiology services to school districts in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition, she has worked with researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to study listening-related fatigue in school-age children with hearing loss. She is the current president of the Educational Audiology Association.