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Course # 8614
Audiology and Quality of Life: Is there a Connection?

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Introductory; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

The extent to which healthcare interventions impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is emerging as an important outcome measure among healthcare researchers, policy makers, third party payers, patients, and their families. This article will briefly discuss the issues associated with HRQoL, its definitions, its measurement, and the evidence that supports the relationship between hearing loss, audiologic intervention, and HRQoL

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.

Average Rating

(23 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Marya on March 15, 2014
The information was interesting but the use of abbreviations was overwhelming.
Review by: Diana on September 17, 2013
good information but dry and limited in direct application
Review by: June on February 3, 2013
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Course Presenters

harvey abrams

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

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.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Introductory; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

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American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

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British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.

AudiologyOnline.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board to provide CEUs, approval number PDP 267.


New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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