CCHAT Conference 2019: A Sound Foundation

A Hands on Approach to Hearing Assistive/Frequency Modulation Technology (HAT/FM) with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Friday, November 1, 2019 ∙ 9:00am - 4:00pm
The CCHAT Center ∙ 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670


8:30 - 9:00

  • Registration / Light Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

  • Introduction / Disclosures

9:15 - 10:15

  • What is HAT/FM and what are the Benefits

10:15 - 10:30

  • Break

10:30 - 11:15

  • HAT and Unilateral Hearing Impairment

11:15 - 12:00

  • Benefits of Phonak Roger

12:00 - 12:30

  • Lunch (Provided)

12:30 - 1:30

  • HAT Options for Cochlear Implants: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, Med El

1:30 - 2:30

  • Hands on Breakout Sessions

2:30 - 2:45

  • Break

2:45 - 3:45

  • Hands on Breakout Sessions

3:45 - 4:00

  • Questions and Adjournment


The course will provide the participant with information about:

  • The benefits of HAT/FM technology for school age children who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • How HAT/FM/remote microphone systems work
  • The different types of HAT/FM systems available
  • The selection/candidacy criteria for different hearing assistive technology
  • The benefits for children with unilateral hearing impairment
  • How to interface HAT/FM with different technology, i.e.hearing aids, bone anchored devices and cochlear implants
  • How to manage this technology in the classroom
  • How to support students who are reluctant users of HAT/FM technology
  • Advocacy for students who use remote microphone technology

The second half of the course will focus on hands-on, practical use and troubleshooting basics for non-working hearing assistive technology.

Learner Outcomes

After this course, participants will be able to …

  • Learner will identify three listening benefits of a HAT/FM system in the classroom
  • Learner will be able to list one way to troubleshoot a HAT/FM system
  • Learner will describe how to connect a remote microphone system to a hearing aid and a cochlear implant
  • Learner will be able to describe how to do a listening check with a remote microphone system and a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid


Advanced Bionics Logo
Med El Corporations Logo
Phonak Logo
Cochlear Americas Logo
Katie Isbell
Katherine Isbell, Au.D., CCHAT- Director of Audiology
Laura Covello
Laura Covello, M.A., CCC-A, M.Ed., CCHAT - Executive Director

ASHA - CCHAT Sacramento

This course is offered for 0.6 CEUS (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Registration Fee:

Professionals - $125

Students - $75

Parents - $25

Course fee Includes:

  • Electronic Course Handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Light Breakfast
  • Lunch

How to Register:

If you have any questions please contact Chris Bruzoni at 916-361-7290 x1

Requirements for Course Completion:

Please be advised participants requesting continuing education credit for speech language pathology or audiology will be required to sign in and out of the course and complete a learner assessment form.

Participants Requesting Special Needs Accommodations:

  1. Complete the CCHAT event registration by or before the conference deadline
  2. Please note any required accommodations and dietary restrictions when registering. If Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) orAmerican Sign Language Interpreters are needed; early registration is required.
  3. State the special need or specific accommodation in the Comments & Other Info section of the registration form

Special needs and accommodations can also be indicated prior to the conference by calling, e-mailing, mailing or faxing the request to the CCHATCenter.

916-361-7290 voice

916-361-8613 fax

CCHAT Center Sacramento - 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 956703

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Unless specified otherwise, request for refund must be received in writing 15 days prior to the beginning of the course or event. Refund requests can be sent by mail, e-mail or fax to CCHAT Center Sacramento Continuing Education and Professional Development Division. We reserve the right to cancel a course or event when circumstances warrant, including insufficient registrations. In the event of cancellation or postponement, each registrant will be notified by written notification and will be issued a full refund.

Product Endorsement Disclaimer:

While people with hearing loss may greatly benefit from medical devices for the treatment of hearing loss such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and assistive listening devices, CCHAT does not endorse or represent any specific company or manufacturer. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the CCHAT Center Sacramento. Continuing education opportunities shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Parents and professionals are encouraged to fully investigate hearing aid, cochlear implant and assistive listening device options and providers that may be most appropriate for a specific individual.

Course Disclosure:

  • Katherine Isbell, Financial: receives a salary from the CCHAT Center and loaner devices from Phonak, Med El, Cochlear and Advanced Bionics.  Non-Financial:  nothing to disclose.
  • Laura Covello, Financial: receives a salary from the CCHAT Center and loaner devices from Phonak, Med El, Cochlear and Advanced Bionics.  Non-Financial:  nothing to disclose.
  • The use of the auditorium for this course is provided by the CCHAT Center.

Complaint Policy:

Any questions, concerns or complaints about continuing education courses offered by the CCHAT Center can be sent by U.S mail, e-mail or fax to the CCHAT Center Continuing Education and Professional Development Division. All questions and complaints will be reviewed by the Continuing Education Administrator and will be responded to in writing.

916-361-7290 voice

916-361-8613 fax

CCHAT Center Sacramento - 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Lunch Sponsor

Cochlear Americas

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