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Intraoperative Monitoring

Jeffrey Sirianni sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Sun Apr 30 10:53:39 EST 1995

In article <3o052d$ke4 at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, djcoffin at aol.com (DJCoffin) says:
>Just wondering if anyone here is involved with IOM.  I am looking at the
>field and may have a job opportunity.  I would welcome any opinions or
>suggestions on entering this area of audiology.

Dear David,

I am also interested in IOM.  I attended a short-course at ASHA and some talks
at AAA.  I beleive that the best way to get into the field is to go and see it
performed, although I have not done so myself.  The talks are a good overview,
but are no real substitute to seeing it done in person.

I have spoken with other audiologists doing IOM.  Some say it is a bit boring,
but I guess it depends on your interest in the neural systems involved in hearing,
or in facial motor control.

There is an organization out there called... Oh forget the name, but it has
something to do with neurophysiological monitoring, including in office and
intraoperative.  They cover all realms from otological surgery to spinal
surgery. When I find their info, I will pass it on to the group.

You may want to find someone in your area that does IOM and ask to observe
some time.  That would probably give you a better idea of what it is all about.

Jeff Sirianni     @(((<{
University of Texas at Austin
Communication Sciences and Disorders
CMA, 2nd Floor Clinic
Austin, TX  78712-1089
sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu
jgsaudio at aol.com

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