–> March 12, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 PM
MA Eye and Ear Infirmary – Sloane Conference Room (3rd floor.) Directions to MEEI here.)
234 Charles St.
Auditory Training Online: Programs that Help Us Learn to Listen
Hearing with improved speech comprehension requires us to learn stronger skills for attending and listening. This workshop will be conducted by representatives of Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, and Med El, and will give participants an opportunity to learn about and experience online auditory training options.
Jane Ledingham, M.E.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS-Cert. AVT is excited to be part of the Advanced Bionics Family in her role as a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist. She is supporting candidates, recipients and their families in the Northeast Region.
Jane has extensive experience as a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Listening & Spoken Language Specialist – Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist, as well as a Speech/Language Pathologist. Before joining Advanced Bionics, Jane worked for many years in education, teaching students with hearing loss, training professionals, and providing Auditory Verbal Therapy. She has presented at numerous professional venues including the AG Bell Convention on topics related to hearing loss. She has been a dedicated professional and is excited to be applying her expertise at Advanced Bionics.
Jane also loves football, especially since her daughter Kate graduated from Penn State University and her second daughter Jessica is a Junior at Happy Valley. Along with football comes the Fall and visits to New England. Her family particularly enjoys their time in Newport and Nantucket.
Mike Skrip joined Advanced Bionics in 2012 and is the Principal Clinical Specialist in the Northeast Region of North America. Prior to joining AB, Dr. Skrip was the Associate Director of Audiology at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. During his 23 year career at MEEI, Dr. Skrip managed the Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Center, overseeing and training an Audiology staff of 30 clinicians. Dr. Skrip was also an Adjunct Lecturer at Northeastern University and an Audiology Consultant at Mass General Hospital. Since 1989, Dr. Skrip has been an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) and served two terms as the Audiology representative on the Massachusetts SLP-Audiology Board of Professional Licensure. Dr. Skrip received degrees from Worcester State University (BS), Syracuse University (MS) and AT Still University (AuD).
Gina Greco is currently a Consumer Outreach Manager in the Northeast Region for MED-EL Corporation. As the MED-EL Outreach Manager for the NE, Gina travels the region reaching out to schools, communities and clinics that serve individuals with hearing loss. She provides information about hearing loss, technology and rehabilitation.
Gina began her career as a Teacher of the Deaf, teaching children with hearing loss while also helping them attain their listening and spoken language goals. She received her undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO.
Mark Campbell-Foster Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA has been employed by Cochlear Americas since 2011, serving as the Clinical Applications Specialist, and now as the Clinical Territory Manager for the Lower New England Territory. In this role, he provides clinical and surgical training and education related to Cochlear Implants and Baha procedures, and assistance with the clinical care and support of Cochlear Implants and Baha recipients. He holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies from the College of the Holy Cross. Prior to joining Cochlear in November 2011, Mark worked as a clinical audiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary working with the cochlear implant program. Mark is also a bilateral cochlear implant recipient, and currently resides in Metro Boston with his family.
Lauren Seafert, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA is the Associate Clinical Territory Manager for the New England Region. In this role, she provides clinical and surgical support, as well as educational training for professionals working with cochlear implant and Baha recipients. Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and her Doctor of Audiology from Kent State University. She currently resides in Boston, MA.