University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 21: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder - basics to management

Presented on Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 22
Number of Respondents: 21

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise



Content and supplementary material



How will you use what you have learned today?

Ask many more questions re battery of assessments carried out following newborn hearing screening.
More case presentation (PowerPoint) from the audience.
More informed when reading audiograms.
May understand audiology reports better. Will use hearing aids/listening diary with a child I work with. Hopefully better dialogue with audiologists.
Yes, be more vigilant to the possibility of ANSD.
Further case discussion with colleagues about children with ANSD.
Gain more info re tests which have been done. Check if eyes have been checked.
Interact more knowledgeably with parents and other professionals.
Be more aware of ANSD children on my caseload.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Very helpful to revise all of the aetiology and also assessment procedures.
The course was very informative. Case studies were interesting.
Very experienced presenter.
Audiology workups. Update on criteria for referral to cochlear implant department of ANSD cases. Case reports.
Detail of explanations.
Info provided on aetiology.
Speaker was good at explaining answers to audience questions.
Case studies and syndrome information.
It was useful to have information about ANSD and aetiology.
Very informative about how ANSD is now being diagnosed and is ongoing.
The morning provided an opportunity to understand more the difference between ANSD and sensorineural hearing loss.
The knowledge of the presenter.
The course content, but also being able to network with colleagues out of my area.
The obvious knowledge and experience of the presenter.
The implications and the management of children diagnosed with ANSD.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More case histories.
Less academic talk. Information on how best to support such children in the classroom.
More case histories. Less academic. More basic and aimed at teachers of the deaf.
This course was very focused on the medical element. It would have been useful to find out more about how ANSD impacted in every day life for children and strategies to help.
More planning as regards case studies.
Pace was sometimes too fast. Very medical language and knowledge used. Would have liked more on how to manage children with ANSD.
More figures for Scottish cases, more local information. Information was a bit technical for me, complex medical language.
A bit more practical information about how ANSD affects hearing and what is best practice.
Strategies on how to support ANSD children.
Cases to be shared sent in in advance. Input from speech and language therapist.
Very medical - felt a bit overwhelmed. Would like idiot's guide to ANSD.

How did you hear about this course?

Course Info Email from SSC: 18
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 1
SSC eBulletin: 1
SSC Website: 1

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

An extension of the Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder course could be to discuss specific management of cases.