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Understanding the Hearing Loss-Dementia Relationship: What Epidemiologic Studies Can and Cannot Tell Us
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Jennifer A. Deal, PhD
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #35347Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will review and evaluate recent public health research that demonstrates the implications of hearing loss for the health and functioning of older adults, particularly with respect to cognitive functioning, brain aging, and dementia. It will focus on the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic research in order to provide practicing audiologists with some basic tools needed to interpret and apply epidemiologic research in the clinical setting, as well as to define priorities for future research.

Our Evolving Understanding of the Reaction to Aging
Oticon CEU courses
Presented by Don Schum, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #34704Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As our main target audience for hearing care shifts into the Baby Boom generation, so should our understanding of how these individuals view the aging process. The well-known attitudes and behaviors of this new generation of seniors will inevitably affect how they respond to developing communication difficulties.

The Aging Perceptual System
Oticon CEU courses
Presented by Don Schum, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #34527Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The majority of hearing aid users are older adults and, thus, it is incumbent to understand the nature of their perceptual difficulties. In this seminar, the effects of aging in combination with hearing loss on spoken language understanding will be examined.

Do Hearing Aids Prevent Cognitive Decline?
Phonak CEU courses
Presented by Brandy Heckroodt, AuD, Paul J. Kreimer, MA, CCC-A, Cheri Hebeisen, AuD, CCC-A
Recorded Webinar
Course: #33181Level: Introductory1 Hour
Research has shown that there are known associations between hearing loss and cognitive abilities. Cognitive decline has been seen to be accelerated in people with hearing loss. Several hypotheses exist regarding the underlying mechanisms driving the described associations. Science is currently trying to find the most likely explanation. One of the more researched hypotheses is that impoverished auditory input leads to decreased cognition - So can hearing aids delay the issue? The session will give an overview of the current state of knowledge.

Implementation of TeleCare for New Hearing Aid Users with Mild Dementia
Signia CEU courses
Presented by Lindsey E. Jorgensen, AuD, PhD, Taylor Van Gerpen, Thomas A. Powers, PhD, Louis Richter, PhD
Text/Transcript
Course: #33670Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reports on research which has studied the feasibility of using hearing-aid-assisted TeleCare for follow-up assistance for new hearing aid users who have mild cognitive impairment.

20Q: Hearing Loss and the Health Care System
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Nicholas Reed, AuD
Text/Transcript
Course: #33568Level: Introductory1 Hour
A discussion of hearing loss in the broader context of health care, the many areas that may be impacted by hearing loss, and some initiatives underway to look at addressing hearing loss on a larger scale. This article is written in an engaging Q & A format.

20Q: Hearing Loss & Dementia - Highlights from Key Research
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Nicholas Reed, AuD
Text/Transcript
Course: #33354Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A discussion of hearing loss in older adults and its relationship to dementia and cognitive decline, based on the findings of current research.

Hearing Loss & Aging: A Public Health Perspective
CaptionCall CEU courses
Presented by Frank Lin, MD, PhD
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #32607Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Hearing loss and cognition: This course will take a closer look at the role of hearing loss as a potentially modifiable risk factor in late-life for cognitive decline and dementia. It will also review research to explore the importance of treating hearing loss in older adults.

Chronic Diseases Comorbid with Hearing Loss, presented in partnership with Salus University
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Victor Bray, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #32821Level: Advanced3 Hours
This 2-part course is designed to provide a review of chronic diseases that are comorbid with hearing loss. Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. Audiologists must be knowledgeable of these diseases in order to practice whole-body health care for the benefit of their patients.

Chronic Diseases Comorbid with Hearing Loss II, presented in partnership with Salus University
AudiologyOnline CEU courses
Presented by Victor Bray, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #32606Level: Advanced1.5 Hour
Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. Audiologists must be knowledgeable of these, and other chronic diseases that are comorbid with hearing loss, in order to practice whole-body health care for the benefit of their patients. This course will discuss both brain neurological and psychological concerns. This is the second of a two-part series.