This course will discuss how face masks and other Covid-19 responses such as social distancing may impact communication in healthcare settings, particularly for people with hearing loss. It will provide strategies that professionals can use to optimize communication for all patients when face masks are worn.
Course created on October 2, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of face masks on the speech signal and how this impacts communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how responses to address the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., social distancing) may negatively impact communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to list communication strategies that will benefit all people, including those with hearing loss, when face masks are worn.
Professor Barbara Weinstein is a Professor of Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Hospitial. She developed the world’s most widely used tools to identify patients with hearing loss which have been translated into 20+ different languages and are used globally to document the negative health effects associated with hearing loss and the outcomes associated with hearing aid use, audiologic rehabilitation and counseling, and e-rehabilitation. Dr. Weinstein has also widely researched geriatric audiology in the areas of screening and psycho-social factors associated with hearing loss. She completed one of the first studies on senile dementia and hearing loss, and hearing loss and social isolation.
Dr. Weinstein founded and directed the Doctoral Program in Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City as well as the Doctoral programs in Public Health, Nursing Sciences and Physical Therapy. The author of both editions of Geriatric Audiology, Dr. Weinstein has represented the field of audiology on federal panels and has been a leader in audiology professional societies. Her policy and opinion pieces are read nationally and internationally by members of the audiology community and by lay people, as well.
Dr. Weinstein has long advocated for the integration of hearing health care into the mainstream be it cultural, medical or religious institutions. Her research on hearing loss and dementia, and on the social consequences of hearing loss, has profound implications at the intersection of audiology, medicine and society.
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