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<p>Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly-contagious illness caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout the US. In response to the high transmission rate of COVID-19 infection, federal and state governments enacted a variety of social distancing measures to curb the disease, including but not limited to the closure of businesses, limited access to non-essential services, and stay-at-home orders. In light of social distancing practices, increases in telehealth utilization is currently being seen across health care providers and services, including audiology. The proposed presentation will describe how our team leveraged existing telehealth applications (e.g., video conferencing platforms, hearing device manufacturer software and "apps") during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain continuity of care for patients and research participants seen at the University of South Florida Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Morsani College of Medicine. In our presentation, which will take the form of a video-recorded podcast using the Microsoft Teams platform, we will reflect on specific approaches to audiology service delivery enacted by our team over the course of the past year. Specifically, we will discuss (a) barriers and facilitators of telehealth service delivery to older adults, using a case study of a 92-year old hearing aid patient; (b) provision of long-format aural rehabilitation using analytic and synthetic training exercises with cochlear implant patients (with demonstration); and (c) pivoting in-person clinical research activities to fully virtual engagement with participants, from informed consent to data collection.</p> <p>To View the Presentation, please visit: <a href="https://rise.articulate.com/share/oqwgrt1C6GX5y7Ndn020uvRtf4aaVFwJ" rel="nofollow">https://rise.articulate.com/share/oqwgrt1C6GX5y7Ndn020uvRtf4aaVFwJ</a> </p>
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