First Bite #56 – July 16, 2019

Essential Elements for Pediatric Audiology Evaluations

(.1 ASHA, AOTA, and EI CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the delightful Jason Wigand, AuD., CCC-A, and they pick up where they left off in Episode 38, “The Spectacular Power of Listening”! As they put the cart before the horse and covered interventions last go-around, this episode is dedicated to best practices for audiology evaluations: the different types of hearing tests/assessments available, when various ones are clinically indicated, as well as when it is appropriate to seek out for an evaluation. Fast-paced nerdy laughter is guaranteed in this hour of all thangs hearing assessments!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • 3 different types of hearing evaluations.
  • s/s of when different types of hearing evaluations are clinically indicated.
  • s/s that would warrant an audiology assessment.


Jason Wigand, AuD., CCC-A

Jason P. Wigand s a clinical audiologist with the Carolina Hearing Institute, a subsidiary of South Carolina ENT, Allergy and Sleep Disorders and an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina. He serves as treasurer for the South Carolina Chapter of AG Bell and is on the state’s Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. He completed undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and received his AuD from The Ohio State University.

As a researcher, audiologist and late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, Dr. Wigand is passionate about helping and educating both adult and pediatric hearing-impaired and their families. He has provided care in both private practice and nonprofit settings and is continually engaged in contributing to the research and collaboration needed to forward the practice and profession of audiology as the primary provider of care for individuals with balance and hearing-impairments.