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Perspectives on a Listening and Spoken Language Approach to Supporting Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss 

Children with unilateral hearing loss can experience delayed early language development and development of some parts of the brain. It’s a neurological emergency on par with bilateral hearing loss — but children with unilateral loss are less likely to receive needed follow-up care.

This free webinar will provide audiologists, teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, early interventionists and other hearing health professionals to better understand how unilateral hearing loss impacts a child’s development and researched-based information on recommended therapies, as well as the use of cochlear implants to treat this type of hearing loss.

Attendees who view the full, live webinar will be eligible to apply for LSLS CEUs. Certificates of attendance will be provided to those who attend the full live webinar.

The webinar is first come, first served and will be capped at 500 live participants. A recording of the webinar will be posted here by June 1, 2022 for all to view:

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Professionals supporting children who have a unilateral hearing loss will learn:


Sarah Martin, MED

Clarke Presenter
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Sarah Martin, MED

Teacher of the Deaf, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech

Sarah began her career as a teacher of the deaf at Clarke in 2013 and spent several years teaching preschoolers. Since 2016, she’s supported mainstream students across multiple school districts. Sarah is passionate about growing leaders in the field of Listening and Spoken Language and currently serves on the Fontbonne Northeast Interdisciplinary Preparation Project Advisory Council, working to recruit and prepare graduate students through Fontbonne University. She has also supervised Fontbonne graduate students completing their fieldwork at Clarke in Boston since 2018. Sarah graduated from the University of Maine with honors as an elementary education major and shortly after earned her master’s degree in Deaf Education from Smith College. Sarah was diagnosed with a profound sensorineural unilateral hearing loss at age four which inspired her career ambitions and motivates her to listen to students’ needs and keep families engaged in the education process. 

Alexanna Rodgers, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Med-El Presenter

Alexanna Rodgers, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

MED-EL Senior Consumer Engagement Manager for the Northeast US

Alexanna graduated from Penn State University in 2011 and later received her master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2013 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During her graduate studies, she developed a passion for working with infants and toddlers with hearing loss and their families. Alexanna spent the first five years of her career as an early intervention therapist first in Chicago, IL and later in Pittsburgh, PA her hometown where she currently resides. Alexanna joined MED-EL in 2017 and is now a Senior Consumer Engagement Manager for the Northeast US. Alexanna spends the majority of her time building relationships with and counseling patients and families who are MED-EL hearing implant candidates. As those patients and families become MED-EL recipients, she assists in optimizing use of their technology, and ensuring related hearing-health professionals are confident with MED-EL equipment and resources. 


Live English captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.
(Requests for accommodations were due two weeks prior to the event.)

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