Course # 8614
Audiology and Quality of Life: Is there a Connection?
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Course Learning Outcomes
- Readers will be able to define health-related quality of life.
- Readers will be able to list two major categories of health-related quality of life measures.
- Readers will be able to identify at least two recently published articles that support the positive impact of audiologic intervention on health-related quality of life.
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Harvey Abrams, PhD
Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL.
Harvey Abrams is the Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL. He received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida. Dr. Abrams is on the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida where he teaches hearing aid courses in the Au.D. and Ph.D. programs. Dr. Abrams is funded by the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct research concerning treatment efficacy and improved quality of life associated with audiologic intervention. He has authored and co-authored several recent papers and book chapters and is a frequent lecturer on the topic of outcome measures in audiologic practice.
Theresa Hnath Chisolm, PhD
Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida
Theresa (Terry) Chisolm is Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida. She has been an audiologist, researcher, and educator for over 25 years, specializing in audiologic rehabilitation. Her research has been supported through the NIH-NIDCD, the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development program and Phonak Corporation. Projects have examined the efficacy of group audiologic rehabilitation, the measurement of health-related quality of life in adult hearing aid users, and the evaluation of outcomes of FM system use by adults.
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