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A Dementia Primer for Audiologists

Course: #31330Level: Intermediate1 Hour 480 Reviews
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Highly prevalent, age related hearing loss (ARHL) for which treatments are available, has recently been identified by the Lancet Commission as a potentially modifiable risk factor. In isolation or when presenting concurrently, ARHL and dementia are costly conditions because of their marked impact on social functioning, health outcomes and well-being. The goal of this seminar will be to provide an overview of dementia and the connections to hearing loss and hearing health care interventions.

Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 32200, "Hearing Loss and Aging Series." Course 32200 contains recordings of all four events from our 2018 series on Hearing Loss and Aging. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 32200.

Course created on July 18, 2018

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the causes and modifiable risk factors for dementia and the significant role of hearing loss in the equation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the implications of the communication changes and behaviors that occur with dementia and their implications for audiologic practice.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the contribution of hearing interventions to dementia onset, dementia progression and brain health.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Demographics of Dementia Globally and in the USA
10-35 Minutes Definition of dementia; dementia trajectory and co-morbidities
35-45 Minutes Communication characteristics of persons with dementia by stage of dementia; Brain and behavior changes
45-50 Minutes Hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia; Explanations for the link between hearing loss and dementia
50-55 Minutes Efficacy of hearing health care interventions for persons with dementia and the role of audiologists in working with persons with dementia
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Barbara Weinstein is a professor at CUNY and NYU. She has completed research and has numerous publications on geriatric audiology. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Barbara Weinstein developed the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly and the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.


Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

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British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

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


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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