Mayo Clinic 31st Audiology Conference: Integrated Hearing Healthcare Across the Lifespan

Rochester, MN US
October 14, 2023

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Course Directors: Melissa D. DeJong, Au.D. and Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D.

October 14, 2023 - Live (In Person, Rochester, Minnesota) and Livestream - Central Time (CT)

The 31st Mayo Clinic Audiology Conference will focus on navigating enhanced care pathways where multidisciplinary teamwork and practice innovation intersect to meet the needs of the patient. This interactive CME 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.

Target Audience

This course is 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:

  • Describe examples of clinical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in auditory and vestibular care pathways.
  • List two examples of leveraging emerging clinical technology for team-based auditory and vestibular patient care.
  • Describe two trends in hearables and hearing aid technology to support the rehabilitation needs of the patient with hearing loss.

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.


Completion Requirements 

Learners must complete both the course and faculty evaluations at the end of the course in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

Note: Learners who are requesting ASHA CEUs will receive a copy of the ASHA CE Participant form at check-in for the course. The form must be fully completed and handed in to CPD Staff in order to be reported for ASHA CEUs

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.40 AAA
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.40 ASHA
  • 4.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/14/2023 - 7:15am
Event ends: 
10/14/2023 - 12:25pm

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Mayo Clinic
200 1st Street SW
Leighton Auditorium, Siebens Building, 2nd Floor
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course DirectorsMayo FacultyGuest Faculty
Melissa D. DeJong, Au.D.Meredith Chapman, Au.D.Rachel Bouserhal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, École de technologie supérieure, Department of Electrical Engineering
Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D. Heather M. Clark, Ph.D.Andrew Sabin, Ph.D., Research Franchise Lead, Hearing at Bose Corporation, Scientific Advisor at HearAdvisor
 Katie Dease, Au.D. 
 Adam M. Goulson, Au.D. 
 Linda Hasadsri, M.D., Ph.D. 
 Joscelyn R. Martin, Au.D. 
 Melanie Meldrum, Au.D. 
 Santiago Romero Brufau, M.D., Ph.D. 
 Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D. 


Faculty Member                                                   Relevant Financial Relationship(s)                                            Relevant Non-Financial Relationship(s)                      
Rachel Bouserhal, Ph.D.École de technologie supérieureNo relevant non-financial relationships
Meredith Chapman, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Heather M. Clark, Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Katie Dease, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Melissa D. DeJong, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeOticon Medical, LLC
Adam M. Goulson, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Linda Hasadsri, M.D., Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Joscelyn R. Martin, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Melanie Meldrum, Au.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeNo relevant non-financial relationships
Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeLead clinical practice guidance for Audiology on ototoxicity; Chair of One Mayo Audiology Project (audiology data repository) 
Santiago Romero Brufau, M.D., Ph.D.Mayo Clinic; PragmaTech
Andrew Sabin, Ph.D.Bose Corporation  No relevant non-financial relationships
Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D.Mayo Clinic EmployeeCochlear Americas, Envoy Medical Corporation, Sonova


Rachel Bouserhal, Ph.D.Rachel Bouserhal, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of electrical engineering of the École de technologie supérieure,
Montréal, Canada. She is the head of the Research chair in Hearing, Health, and Assistive Devices (RHAD).
Meredith Chapman, Au.D.Meredith Chapman Au.D. is an audiologist at Mayo Clinic Health System who provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to
patients of all ages. In addition to general diagnostics and hearing aid care she also provides more specialized care including, ABR,
VNG, and cochlear implants.
Heather M. Clark, Ph.D.Dr. Clark is the Chair of Speech Pathology in the Department of Neurology and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is board-certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of
communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. She serves as co-investigator in several projects examining the
nature of speech, language, and swallowing impairment in degenerative neurologic disease.  Dr. Clark has served as a topic chair
for the ASHA convention, program chair of the Conference on Motor Speech, and chair of the fall conference of the North Carolina
Speech Language Hearing Association.
Katie Dease, Au.D.

Katie Dease is a clinical Audiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System-Owatonna.  She has been practicing for 14 years and has
special interests in both Tinnitus and Amplification.  

Melissa D. DeJong, Au.D.Melissa DeJong has been an Audiologist at Mayo Clinic since 1997. She received her Master’s degree from the University of
Memphis and her Au.D. from the University of Florida.  Dr. DeJong is the lead audiologist on the cochlear implant team working with
both pediatric and adult recipients.  She has extensive experience working with children of all ages with hearing loss and enjoys
partnering with families on their hearing loss journeys.  Dr. DeJong’s areas of interest include optimizing cochlear implants in the
pediatric population with a focus on very early implantation and family centered care.  In addition, she works with pediatric patients
in the diagnostic clinic with a focus on multi-disciplinary complex care. 
Adam M. Goulson, Au.D.Adam Goulson, Au.D. is a clinical audiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He received his Au.D. from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He is currenlty the lead of the vestibular program within the Division of Audiology.  His     
interest is in the evaluation and management of patients with dizziness.
Linda Hasadsri, M.D., Ph.D.Linda Hasadsri is the Director of the Molecular Technologies Laboratory and is also the Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
(EID) for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic.  She completed her MS in Genetic Counseling at
California State University Northridge and, after working as a genetic counselor in both prenatal and pediatric care, pursued dual MD
& PhD degrees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, followed by two fellowships in Clinical Biochemical and Clinical
Molecular Genetics at Mayo Clinic Rochester.  She has since worked at Mayo as a board-certified clinical laboratory director for
8 years.  Two of her areas of expertise are the genetics of hearing loss and newborn screening.  She has authored over 40
peer-reviewed publications and has helped develop and launch over 20 different molecular genetic tests now available to healthcare
providers worldwide through Mayo Clinic Laboratories.”
Joscelyn R. Martin, Au.D.Joscelyn Martin is a pediatric audiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota  She received her Master’s degree from
Northwestern University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Central Michigan University.  Dr. Martin holds Pediatric Audiology
Specialty Certification (PASC) from the American Board of Audiology and has been coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Early Hearing
Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program since its inception.  
Melanie Meldrum, Au.D.Melanie Meldrum, AuD, CCC-A, accepted a clinical audiologist position at Mayo Clinic in 2005 after graduating from the residential    
AuD program at the University of Florida. She currently divides her time between adult diagnostic testing, hearing aids, and bone
conduction devices.
Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D.Gayla L. Poling, Ph.D., is an audiology researcher at Mayo Clinic who studies and develops diagnostic approaches for the early
detection and prevention of ototoxicity-related hearing loss — hearing loss caused by ototoxicity, aging, and other environmental
factors. Dr. Poling is also interested in improving accessibility to timely and individualized hearing health care leveraging innovation
and data science.
Santiago Romero Brufau, M.D., Ph.D.Santiago Romero-Brufau, MD, PhD, leads the AI Program for the Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at
Mayo Clinic. His work focuses on the development and implementation of machine-learning and AI solutions into ENT clinical practice.
He also teaches two of the core courses for the Health Data Science Program at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Andrew Sabin, Ph.D.Andrew Sabin Ph.D. currently leads the hearing research franchise at Bose Corporation. Prior to that he founded Ear Machine, a
startup that ultimately led to the first FDA-approved self-fitting hearing aid. He is also scientific advisor to HearAdvisor - a company
that evaluates hearing aid performance to better inform consumers and clinicians.
Aniket A. Saoji, Ph.D.Aniket Saoji, PhD, CCC-A is the director of the cochlear implant program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester and an associate professor of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is a clinical audiologist with a Ph.D. in
Psychophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to his position at Mayo Clinic Dr. Saoji was a principal research
scientists at Advanced Bionics where he was involved in the development of new signal processing and speech coding strategies
such as Fidelity 120, Optima, ClearVoice, Span, etc. He has co-authored several patents and publications on the technologies developed
at Advanced Bionics that has led to significant improvement for cochlear implant patients.


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 4.00 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 .40 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.


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Available Credit

  • 0.40 AAA
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.40 ASHA
  • 4.00 Attendance

Commercial Support Acknowledgement Summary 

Commercial Support 

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


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