#PAIG2012

British Society of Audiology's Paediatric Audiology Interest Group annual conference, Sheffield, 17th May 2012.
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Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
En route to Sheffield for tomorrows British Society of Audiology's Paediatric Audiology Interest Group Conference #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Advance warning that I will be filling up your timeline tomorrow with tweets from #PAIG2012 (wifi allowing!)
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Tomorrow mornings presentations are on assessing functional hearing in #HearingAid, #CochearImplant & #APD children. #PAIG2012
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Set up @NDCS_UK stand and ready to go! Any #AudPeeps at #PAIG2012 tomorrow do come and say hello :-) http://t.co/izaNMRBl
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@swimto40 Excellent - c u there. I'm tweeting for PAIG committee using #PAIG2012 Feel free to join in!
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5 mins to kick off - at the British Society of Audiology's Paediatric Audiology Interest Group Conference in Sheffield #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
This mornings presentations at #PAIG2012 on assessing functional hearing in children with #HearingAids, #CochearImplants & #APD
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Sebastian Hendricks giving the Chairman's address. Let us know what topics/themes you'd like covered in future conferences. #PAIG2012
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Kinjal Mehta presenting the results of an Online Survey on Functional Hearing Assessment #PAIG2012
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What clinicians understand by functional hearing, how we are currently assessing it, and what we do with the results. #PAIG2012
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Just 30% reported that they are using functional assessments routinely #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Most commonly used assessments are speech tests such as McCormick toy tests. #PAIG2012
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Results used to guide further management, as a counselling tool, and to fine tune hearing aids etc. #PAIG2012
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Conclusions: no uniform testing being done, low % using functional assessments, & variable use of results to guide management. #PAIG2012
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Donald MacAskill presenting on Functional Hearing Assessment of Children Using #HearingAids #PAIG2012
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Limitations of REM in children incl hearing test may not be accurate, when using freq compression, & using bone conduction h/aids #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
If we don't carry out functional assessments we can't know what the child does, and importantly doesn't, hear in the real world. #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Don making case that the longstanding and basic tests can give enough information to determine need for h/aids... #PAIG2012
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...As well as to make adjustments to settings. Incl un/aided in soundfield, ling sounds, toy tests and word lists #PAIG2012
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Speech testing - closed or open set? Age a factor, ability more important, what are we looking for, what is good enough? #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Good enough? Expectations of functioning should be equal to that of a normally hearing child. #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
The more you know about functioning, the better chance you have to improve functioning. Every decibel counts! #PAIG2012
Vicki Kirwin @KidsAudiologist
Melanie Ferguson & Johanna Barry presenting on Functional Hearing of Children with Auditory Processing Disorder #APD #PAIG2012
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BSA have defined three categories of #APD - developmental in children, acquired, and secondary. Presentation about first. #PAIG2012
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Currently no validated or standardised tests to diagnose #APD. Only 12% UK services testing for APD. #PAIG2012
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