A hallmark of age related hearing loss is difficulty understanding in noisy environments. The difficulty requires significant listening effort on the listener’s part which, when prolonged, is associated with fatigue. The fatigue in combination with the listening effort and cognitive load often leads people to withdraw from social situations. Social disengagement has many downstream negative outcomes - including dementia - that will be discussed, along with simple solutions for clinical practice.
Course created on July 19, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to identify psychosocial consequences of age related hearing loss which may or may not relate to the audiogram and will impact clinical practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to distinguish between listening effort and fatigue; loneliness and social isolation; dementia and age related hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to optimize communication and safety when working with persons with age related hearing loss that interferes with communication and daily function
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Learning Outcomes|
|5-15 Minutes||Looking beyond the audiogram|
|15-25 Minutes||Definition of Terms - healthy aging, cognitive reserve, dementia, loneliness, social isolation, fatigue|
|25-45 Minutes||Downstream correlates of hearing loss and perceived hearing difficulty|
|45-55 Minutes||Efficacy of hearing-related solutions; whom to refer|
|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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