BAA Conference, 2011

Tweets from the British Academy of Audiology annual conference held in Llandudno, Wales, 9-11 November 2011. http://theloop.netplan.co.uk/~admin9/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=561&Itemid=202
CURE disease audiology hearing deafness RESEARCH
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Brit Acad Audiology @BAAudiology
Come and visit the BAA stand for wallplanners, ice scraper keyrings, pens and more #BAAConference
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Dr Harvey Dillon presenting "Research & technology advances: changing the lives of clients & the way audiologists spend their time" #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Cortical responses reliable for measuring the maturity of listening development in infants #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Dillon's lab starting to look at different subgroups of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), eg Spatial Processing Disorder #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Need to stop APD testing just to provide child with label - should be using tests that direct management options #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Theory - Spatial Processing Disorder - child not developed binaural processing mechanisms or executive control of them... #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
SNHL may lead to APD type difficulties due to degraded input from cochlea and h/aids #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Based on research in his lab, Dillon predicts aud training, trainable h/aids & self-ftg h/aids r future - v individualised care #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Q to audience - so what will audiologists need to know to meet these changes in the future & how will we achieve it? #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Next presentation Prof Adrain Davis on "The changing needs of the hearing impaired population" #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Children - earlier ID, better diagnostics, aetiology, potential for treatments, changes in education, parent support etc #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Adults - living longer, changes in technology, culture, social context, personal expectations, care plans, health system/policy #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Unmet need in adults can be linked to depression, social isolation, dementia, unemployment, lower wages etc #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Crazy to think that h/aids are the only solution to meeting these needs. Holistic view needed #BAA2011
Brit Acad Audiology @BAAudiology
Changing Perspectives in Audiology.Talks by Ruth Thomsen,Harvey Dillon &Adrian Davis #BAAConference http://t.co/OQ7JiVKj
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Davis says adult screening for h/loss not the answer - too much unmet need! #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
But do need to tackle GP and population perception that h/aids don't work #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Hot off the press, we're launching @NDCS_UK 'Quality Standards in Transition between paediatric and adult audiology services' #BAAConference
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Prof Patricia Kricos presenting on 'helping patients to become effective self-managers' #BAA2011
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Changing patients behaviour by increasing their self-efficacy and knowledge #BAA2011
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