Thomas More University College Department of Audiology and joined audiology educational settings

Theme day “Hearing Loss and Intellectual Disability” for Audiology Students & Special Olympics Belgium

Primary site: EUR – Belgium
Additional site(s):

More than 54 audiology students, 10 special Olympics Belgium athletes, 18 audiologists and lecturers joined forces

– Communicating with SMOG gestures – Ellen Rombouts
– Practical screening of the ear and hearing in people with an intellectual disability – Melina Willems, Anke Bruggeman, Rupal Mehta
– Balance screening in people with an intellectual disability using cVEMP – Lena Van den bossche, Heleen Van Der Biest, Louise Van Goylen
– Supported communication – general introduction – Ingrid Verbanck
– Conversation techniques for people with an intellectual disability – Tine Patteeuw
– Hearing aid fitting and adapted protocols for the growing group of people with cognitive impairments – Mark Laureyns & Kate Dupuis

Saturday 16th of March 2024 Leuven

Organised by:
• Artevelde University College / Catholic University of Leuven / HoGent / Thomas More University College / University of Ghent / Vives University College / Special Olympics Belgium / Healthy Athletes

Live event: Yes
Screening: Yes
Traditional media: Yes
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: No
Participation of policymakers: No
Participation of influencers: Yes

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes


Adapted protocols for people with cognitive impairments


Athlete presenting Special Olympics and Healthy Athletes


Audiometry for the athletes


Otoscopy for the athletes

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