Barkley Audiology Clinic Virtual Tour
Kelly Pritchett, audiology clinic coordinator at the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, guides viewers on a virtual tour of the audiology clinic located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.
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[00:00:03.620]Welcome to the audiology clinic at the
[00:00:05.270]Barkley Memorial Center.
[00:00:06.560]I'm Kelly Pritchett.
[00:00:07.530]I'm the Audiology Clinic Coordinator
[00:00:09.120]and one of the faculty members in the audiology program.
[00:00:11.900]So why don't you come with me?
[00:00:17.420]In here, we have Renee Rieck.
[00:00:19.790]She's our Audiology Assistant.
[00:00:21.960]She takes care of, kind of the day to day management,
[00:00:25.390]she sees patients in our clinic,
[00:00:26.950]and she's also responsible for a lot
[00:00:28.520]of the administrative duties that come with
[00:00:30.610]managing an audiology clinic.
[00:00:32.530]At the Barkley Center, we have three different sounds booths
[00:00:35.770]where we have the capabilities of performing hearing testing
[00:00:38.750]on any age of patient that walks through our doors.
[00:00:42.040]We can see patients all the way down to just
[00:00:44.260]one to two weeks, all the way up well into
[00:00:47.030]their 80's, 90's, if they need hearing tests so.
[00:00:51.720]Like I said, we have three different sound booths.
[00:00:55.080]Two of them are set up to be more pediatric sound booths
[00:00:58.670]where we actually have the tools and toys necessary
[00:01:03.300]to test our pediatric patients.
[00:01:05.330]We have a third sound booth that is primarily used
[00:01:08.010]for our adult populations.
[00:01:14.240]So what you just saw was the tester side of our sound booth
[00:01:17.110]which is where the student and the audiologist would sit.
[00:01:20.010]However, on this side is where the patient would sit
[00:01:22.430]and you'll notice that there are a variety
[00:01:24.420]of different speakers and boxes,
[00:01:26.620]and those pieces of equipment are primarily used
[00:01:29.930]when we are testing our pediatric patients.
[00:01:35.490]In addition to our hearing testing, we also provide
[00:01:38.490]hearing aid related services at the Barkley Center.
[00:01:41.960]We have five different exam rooms.
[00:01:44.300]In each of those rooms we have the capabilities
[00:01:46.960]of programming a variety
[00:01:48.190]of different hearing aid manufacturers.
[00:01:50.680]In three of our five exam rooms, we also have equipment
[00:01:53.900]that allows us to specifically and objectively verify
[00:01:57.950]that a patient's hearing aids are programmed specifically
[00:02:00.500]for their hearing loss.
[00:02:02.650]All right, we also have three specialty clinics
[00:02:04.540]that we offer here at the Barkley Center.
[00:02:06.560]One of which is our vestibular clinic.
[00:02:08.560]We have patients who are referred to us
[00:02:10.454]from different physician offices in the Lincoln community
[00:02:15.050]and we are capable of providing
[00:02:17.090]very specialized vestibular and balance testing
[00:02:20.629]for any individual who has complaints
[00:02:23.380]of dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance
[00:02:27.170]and this room has the capabilities
[00:02:30.660]of doing your traditional, basic vestibular testing,
[00:02:34.570]but we also have the capabilities of doing rotary chair
[00:02:37.560]and some more specialized testing in response to
[00:02:41.476]posturography and video head impulse testing.
[00:02:44.970]We also offer two additional specialty clinics.
[00:02:47.430]We offer cochlear implant services now
[00:02:49.887]so patients can come in who are referred to us
[00:02:53.270]who are cochlear implant recipients or candidates.
[00:02:56.280]They do their candidacy evaluation here,
[00:02:58.650]they are then referred to a physician up in Omaha
[00:03:00.930]who does the implantation surgery,
[00:03:03.240]and then all of their additional activation
[00:03:05.350]and follow up appointments are completed
[00:03:07.100]here at the Barkley Center.
[00:03:08.670]Our third specialty clinic that we offer
[00:03:10.750]is newborn hearing screening follow ups.
[00:03:13.090]So any infant who is born in the state of Nebraska
[00:03:16.951]can come to our clinic for follow up.
[00:03:19.200]We do that both in person here in our clinic,
[00:03:21.520]but we also offer a tele-practice option
[00:03:24.160]for infants who do not pass their hearing screening
[00:03:26.600]at birth who live in the western part of the state.
[00:03:29.200]The last service that our clinic provides
[00:03:32.070]is a hearing aid bank.
[00:03:33.680]We have actually three different hearing aid banks
[00:03:35.703]that serve the entire age range
[00:03:38.210]across the state of Nebraska.
[00:03:39.800]We have HearU which covers children birth to 19
[00:03:43.260]who do not have the financial means
[00:03:45.550]of acquiring hearing aids themselves
[00:03:48.290]so this is a loaner bank
[00:03:49.420]where we can loan hearing aids to those children.
[00:03:52.710]We also have the Lions Hearing Aid Bank
[00:03:54.800]which services individuals 19 years of age up to 64.
[00:03:58.770]And lastly we have the Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank
[00:04:01.430]which services patients 65 and older.
[00:04:04.180]Again, all of these hearing aid banks are for patients
[00:04:07.490]who have hearing loss and are in need
[00:04:09.380]of some sort of treatment in the form of hearing aids
[00:04:12.220]where financial means just don't allow them to cover that
[00:04:16.570]or pay for that themselves.
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