A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Single-Sided Deafness

April 29, 2022

Hosted by Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Learning.

This conference will review single-sided deafness, discuss the current intervention options, special considerations for implantation and therapy recommendations and outcomes after implantation. 

Target Audience

Otolaryngologists, advanced practice practitioners, nurses, clinical audiologists, speech pathologists, educational audiologists, deaf-and-hard of hearing therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists will find the information and networking invaluable.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.60 ASHA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/29/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
04/29/2022 - 3:00pm MDT

Agenda - Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Friday, April 29

8-8:15a.m.                       Welcome

8:15-9:30                          Overview of Single-Sided Deafness

Jennifer Drohosky, AuD

9:30-9:45                          Break

9:45-11:15                        Multi-disciplinary Considerations

Laura Greaver, AuD (45 minutes)

Stephanie Olson, BA and Lynne Canales, MA (45 minutes)

11:15-12:15p.m.             Case Study Examples

Jennifer Drohosky, AuD

Taylor Stevenson, AuD

Laura Greaver, AuD

12:15-1:00                        Lunch

1:00-3:00                          Speech Therapy Considerations and Challenges

Sandra Hancock, MS

3:00-3:15                          Break

3:15-3:45                          Family Experiences

Cochlear implant recipients and their families

3:45-4:00                          Questions, Evaluations, Adjourn


HANDOUTS - As provided by faculty

PDF icon 1. Overview of Single Sided Deafness .pdf

PDF icon 2. Multi-disciplinary Considerations.pdf

PDF icon 3. Case Studies.pdf

PDF icon 4. Speech Therapy Considerations and Challenges.pdf

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Hosted Virtually.

Lynne Canales, MA, Teacher of the Deaf

Lynne Canales is the liaison for families who have a child who receives services at the Bill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the child’s educational placement.  She co-teaches the Parent-toddler groups and is a member of the Cochlear Implant Team. Lynne also works in the public schools as a Hearing Itinerant teacher and has worked as a Home Early Interventionist for the Colorado Home Intervention Program. Additionally, she represents Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Board of Colorado Hands & Voices.

Jennifer Drohosky, AuD

Jennifer Drohosky is the cochlear implant program coordinator and pediatric audiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). Previously, she worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in the U.K. Jennifer holds specialty certifications for pediatrics and cochlear implants, as well as the precepting certificate from the American Board of Audiology (ABA). She served as Chair of the ABA in 2020 and continues to volunteer with the American Academy of Audiology and the ABA as co-chair of the Joint Task Analysis for Pediatric Audiology practice. She is currently contributing to the review and revision of the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification exam.

Laura Greaver, AuD

Laura Greaver is a pediatric audiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado.   Laura is currently a member of the Cochlear Implant team and provides services in Colorado Springs. She previously worked at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, and Hearing Rehab Center in Colorado Springs. Laura attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill for her doctorate program.

Sandra Hancock, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Sandra Hancock, MS, began working at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in August 2004. Prior to that she spent 4 years at the Weingarten Children’s Center in California and provided speech therapy in public schools for 2 years before earning her master’s degree. Sandra conducts Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS) parent sessions in clinic and through teletherapy. Sandra also conducts speech-language evaluations for the cochlear implant team, participates in research, supervises graduate students, and provides mentoring for professional interns.

Karen Hendrick, AuD

Karen Hendrick is an audiologist and Team Lead for the Vestibular Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  She graduated with her AuD from the University of Washington in 2015. She served as the VP of Education for the Colorado Academy of Audiology 2018-2020.

Stephanie Olson, BA

Stephanie Olson currently works as the Co-Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion with Hands & Voices Headquarters and is a Family Consultant for patients who have hearing differences at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She previously worked for the Colorado Home Intervention Program as a family facilitator. Stephanie was identified with hearing loss at the age of 3 and works to increase the understanding and impact of deaf/hard of hearing individuals on the parenting journey and professionals who work with those families.

Taylor Stevenson, AuD

Taylor Stevenson is a pediatric audiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Taylor is currently a member of the Cochlear Implant team and provides services to the Northern region of Colorado and neighboring states. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has special interests in providing resources to families at every stage of their hearing and communication journey, as well as community outreach and education.


Financial- No relevant financial disclosures.

Nonfinancial- No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists

Continuing education credit is pending approval from both the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Available Credit

  • 0.60 ASHA
  • 6.00 Attendance


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