Cutting-Edge Issues in Audiology: The Aging Patient
This course includes five recorded sessions from the online conference “Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults.” These sessions discuss pressing issues that commonly affect older patients along with their hearing loss. The conference included a total of 17 sessions, with the broad goal of presenting audiologists with innovative approaches to managing hearing loss and improving service delivery for older adults.
The five sessions in this course bundle are:
- A Gerontological Approach to Hearing Care, by Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH
- Fall Prevention and Outcomes in Audiology, by Julie A. Honaker, PhD, CCC-A
- Cognition and Hearing Aids, by Pamela Souza, PhD, CCC-A
- Hearing Loss and Dementia, by Barbara Weinstein, PhD, CCC-A
- Pharmacology and Synergistic Effects, by Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BSGP, FASCP
You will be able to:
- discuss some of the major health, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges facing older adults and how they relate to hearing loss and care
- identify the top five risk factors for falls and how they can be evaluated
- list appropriate hearing aid processing options for listeners with lower cognitive ability
- describe how people with hearing loss can be screened for dementia
- identify common high-risk medications and explain why they should be avoided, if possible
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.