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Mayo Clinic 30th Audiology Conference 2021 - LIVESTREAM

November 13, 2021

This conference has already taken place - you may be interested in the 31st Audiology Conference

Course Directors: Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D., and  David A. Zapala, Au.D., Ph.D.

Rescheduled from September 17-18, 2021 to November 13, 2021 - LIVESTREAM - Central Time (CT)

The 30th Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference is an interactive, livestream course designed for audiologists, audiology students, otorhinolaryngologists, and others involved in hearing healthcare, dizziness, and balance. This course focuses on hearing health, multidisciplinary approaches to hearing loss, and factors that may cause or be associated with hearing loss and influence quality of life.

Registration Fee: $110.00

Student Registration Fee: $20.00

Target Audience

Designed for audiologists, audiology students, otorhinolaryngologists, and others involved in hearing healthcare, dizziness, and balance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify three comorbidities associated with hearing loss.
  • List at least four red flags that all audiologists should know about hearing health.
  • Name two Quality of Life measures that can be incorporated into audiology practice.
  • Recognize when referral to primary care versus ENT is appropriate.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.35 AAA
    • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 0.40 ASHA
    • 4.25 Attendance
    Event starts: 
    11/13/2021 - 8:00am
    Event ends: 
    11/13/2021 - 1:00pm


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    Internet Live Activity
    (Livestream Broadcast in Central Time)
    Rochester, MN
    United States


    Host Site Locations

    Missouri State University
    901 S National Avenue
    PROF 237
    Springfield, MO 65897

    Contact: Abdullah Jamos
    Telephone: 417-836-5368

    University of North Texas
    Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
    907 W. Sycamore Drive
    Denton, TX 76203

    Contact: Albert Anaya
    Telephone: 940-565-2634

    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Center for Audiology and Speech
    301 Univ Blvd
    Galveston, TX 77555-0523

    Contact: Cathy Duncan
    Telephone: 409-772-2711


    Host Site Information

    The Mayo Clinic 30th Audiology Conference will be held November 13, 2021. The conference will be hosted on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota and livestreamed to individual attendees and host sites.  

    Similar to past years, we will offer an interactive conference with real-time questions and answers from conference participants. Universities, as well as medical and professional organizations across the country have previously participated as host sites.

    This is an excellent opportunity to provide continuing education for audiologists and others involved in hearing healthcare. 

    Please contact Dorinda Johnson ( by November 1, 2021 if you are interested in becoming a host site.

    Host Site Requirements:

    • The host site fee is $300.00 and due by November 1, 2021.
    • Conference attendees wishing to obtain CME/CEUs will be required to pay a $20.00 participant fee to Mayo Clinic.
    • Additional fees may apply for claiming specific CME/CEU credits.
    • Host site must have a reliable internet connection in order to be connected to the live stream feed that will originate from Mayo Clinic.
    • Host site will determine the registration fee and handle all registrations for attendees participating at their location.
    • Host site is welcome to advertise through their own brochures/flyers/postcards, email, website marketing. Please do not advertise specific credit information; direct attendees to for additional details.
    • The host site’s name and contact information will be posted on the Mayo Clinic 30th Audiology Conference webpage.
    • Host site will send all necessary forms (participant forms, attendee sign-in sheet, etc.) to Mayo Clinic for processing.
    Course DirectorsMayo FacultyGuest Faculty
    Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D.
    David A. Zapala, Au.D., Ph.D.
    Paul Y. Takahashi, M.D., M.P.H.
    Colin L W Driscoll, M.D.

    Howard J. Hoffman, M.A., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Michael J. A. Robb, M.D., Robb Oto-Neurology Clinic
    Christa L. Themann, M.A., CDC/NIOSH/DFSE/EPHB


    Faculty MemberRelevant Financial Relationship(s)Relevant Non-Financial Relationship(s)
    Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
    David A. Zapala, Au.D., Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
    Paul Y. Takahashi, M.D., M.P.H.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
    Colin L W Driscoll, M.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
    Howard J. Hoffman, M.A.National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)No relevant non-financial relationships
    Michael J. A. Robb, M.D.Robb Oto-Neurology ClinicNo relevant non-financial relationships
    Christa L. Themann, M.A.National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthNo relevant non-financial relationships


    Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D.

    Cindy Hogan is an audiologist in the Mayo Clinic Hearing Aid Program (Rochester, MN).  She also serves as Director for the Hearing Aid Program and is Chair of the Division of Audiology, in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. 

    David A. Zapala, Au.D., Ph.D.

    David Zapala is a consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Florida and an Assistant professor in the Mayo School of Medicine.  He has served on the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on Adult Hearing Healthcare, and serves on the advisory board of the IDA institute.  For the past decade, he has focused on improving the safety and effectiveness of adult hearing healthcare in the United States of America.

    Paul Y. Takahashi, M.D., M.P.H.

    Paul Takahashi is a consultant in Primary Care Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section Head of Baldwin 6 B Primary Care Internal Medicine Practice, Medical Director and attending physician at Edenbrook Rehabilitation, and clinical practice of older outpatients and nursing home patients.  His research interests are in health outcomes in older adults and the use of genetic biomarkers to predict adverse outcomes.  Research includes hospital readmissions in high risk frail population.

    Colin L W Driscoll, M.D.

    Dr. Driscoll is a Neurotologist and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He evaluates and manages pediatric and adult patients with hearing loss and disorders of the ear, temporal bone and skull base.

    Howard J. Hoffman, M.A.

    Howard J. Hoffman, M.A. directs the Epidemiology and Statistics Program, Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). This research program is focused on determining prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and preventive interventions for conditions or disorders in all the mission areas of the Institute: hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. I have served as the NIDCD Project Officer for the Hearing, Balance, and Chemosensory (Taste & Smell) exam components of the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), as well as for several other epidemiologic studies, including international collaborations for the Nord-Trøndelag Hearing Loss Study (1995-1998) in Norway and the longitudinal AGES-Reykjavik Study (2001-2013) in Iceland. I served as co-lead of the Expert Group on Hearing Loss for the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases, in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I am also Institute coordinator for the Healthy People 2030 Hearing and Other Sensory or Communications Disorders (HOSCD) topic area.

    Michael J. A. Robb, M.D.

    Michael J. A. Robb, M.D. is a nationally recognized oto-neurologist based in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed his fellowship-training in oto-neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and is dedicated to caring for patients with diseases and disorders of the ear and the brain. In addition to outpatient clinical care, Dr. Robb teaches audiology students and has clinical research interests in oto-neurology. His work has been presented at major medical meetings around the country. He aims to bridge the gap between basic science and patient care. Patients are routinely educated on the latest research applicable to their medical needs.

    Christa L. Themann, M.A.

    Christa Themann, MA, CCC-A, is a research audiologist on the Noise and Bioacoustics Team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  Christi manages audiometric testing for several large epidemiologic studies including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.  Christi is also interested in using new media to promote healthy hearing and developing effective hearing loss prevention strategies for workers with impaired hearing. 

    Accreditation Statement
    In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Statement(s):

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Mayo Clinic is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .35 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


    Other Healthcare Professionals:
    A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

    Additional credit information will be posted when available. 

    For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

    Available Credit

    • 0.35 AAA
    • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 0.40 ASHA
    • 4.25 Attendance

    Commercial Support Acknowledgement Summary

    This activity is supported in part by educational grants from the following companies in accordance with ACCME Standards:


    • Oaktree
    • Microsonic
    • Midwest Special Instruments
    • Phonak
    • ReSound


    • None


    • None


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