Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) has been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. ARHL and dementia are costly conditions because of their marked impact on social functioning, health outcomes and well-being. This course will provide an overview of dementia, its connections to hearing loss, and therapeutic modifications SLPs can employ to optimize audibility and communication.
Course created on January 31, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list the causes and modifiable risk factors for dementia and the significant role of hearing loss in the equation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the implications of the communication changes and behaviors that occur with dementia and their implications for speech-language pathologists.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the hearing interventions options that have proven successful for persons with dementia and hearing loss and criterion for use and referral.
|5-15 Minutes||Demographics of age-related hearing loss and dementia in the USA|
|15-25 Minutes||Definition of dementia; dementia trajectory; co-morbidities including fall risk and frailty|
|25-40 Minutes||Evidence documenting hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia; explanations for the link|
|40-55 Minutes||Efficacy of audiologic interventions including hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing assistance technology; Who and when to refer for audiologic interventions; Use of technology during diagnostics and therapeutic sessions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Barbara E. Weinstein, PhD
Professor Barbara E. Weinstein is a Professor of Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY in NYC and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where she began her academic career as a young faculty member. A recipient of numerous national and international awards, Professor Weinstein developed the Hearing Handicap Inventories, the world’s most widely used tools to identify patients with hearing loss which has been translated into 20+ different languages. Dr. Weinstein’s primary research interests include hearing loss, dementia and social isolation, screening for age related hearing loss and quantification of patient reported outcomes. 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, have profound implications at the intersection of audiology, medicine and society.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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