"Considerations for Management of Infants and Young Children with Hearing Loss"

Friday, September 28, 2018


Marlene Bagatto, Au.D., Ph.D., is a Research Associate and Adjunct Research Professor at the National Centre for Audiology at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. She is Past President of the Canadian Academy of Audiology and Chair of the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force. Dr. Bagatto’s research interests relate to optimizing hearing aid fittings for the pediatric population and clinical methods for evaluating the impact of the intervention. She is a consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Infant Hearing Program where protocol development, implementations, and monitoring for various components of the program are her main activites. Dr. Bagatto also provides clinical services to infants involved in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program at the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic at Western.

Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. The Primary research emphasis in her laboratory has been in furthering our understanding of the developmental impact of hearing loss on young children. This work has been done by examining questions of behavioral indices of attention, environmental exploration, and academic outcomes. Dr. Tharpe has published extensively in national and international professional journals, has published numerous books and book chapters, and has presented to over 300 audiences around the world on pediatric audiology issues. She is co-editor with Dr. Richard Seewald of The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology, 2nd edition, which was published in 2016.


M. Dawn Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Central Michigan University in the Doctor of Audiology Program. She received her Masters degree from University of Maryland, her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing Sciences. Dr. Nelson’s teaching, clinical, and research interests include assessment and management of vestibular disorders, evoked potentials, neuroanatomy, and auditory processing disorders.

View the CMU Audiology Lecture Series brochure here.

Conference registration

This conference opportunity is $100 per person.  You can register and confirm conference attendance through online payment ​he​re​.  For further payment options, contact Lorie Fox at peter3la@cmich.edu​ or 989-774-3471.

There are reserved complimentary spaces for CMU students.  Those who are interested in attending should contact Lorie Fox at peter3la@cmich.edu or 989-774-3471.

Deadline to register is September 14, 2018.

Location and Parking

This year's Lecture Series will be held in Conference Room A at the Mount Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center. The address is:

2424 S. Mission Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858