A discussion of hearing loss in older adults and its relationship to dementia and cognitive decline, based on the findings of current research.
Course created on June 20, 2019
- After this course, readers will be able to explain how hearing loss in older adults is a public health issue, and list research topics in this area that have been investigated.
- After this course, readers will be able to describe the difference between cognitive decline and dementia.
- After this course, readers will be able to explain the association between hearing loss, hearing aid use, and cognitive decline/dementia based on the research to date, and how best to discuss this topic with patients in clinical practice.
Nicholas Reed, AuD is an Assistant Professor of Audiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) from Towson University (Towson, MD) and completed his clinical training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Reed is core faculty at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on novel hearing care delivery models, over-the-counter amplification devices, the relationship between hearing loss and patient-provider communication, and the relationship between hearing loss and health care utilization patterns.
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