This presentation will examine the pathophysiology of diabetes on hearing and balance as well as audiology medical management of diabetes associated hearing and balance issues. The course will look at the research we know and do not know, patient care and interprofessional collaboration around diabetes care.
Course created on February 7, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the pathophysiology of diabetes on the cochlea and vestibular canals, neural systems and perception of hearing and balance.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how audiology medical management will ensure the best patient outcomes for diabetes care.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to work toward interprofessional education and collaboration in their state and local venues for the inclusion of audiology in diabetes care.
|5-20 Minutes||Overview of Pathophysiology|
|20-35 Minutes||Audiology screening and assessment of diabetes-related hearing and balance|
|35-40 Minutes||Audiology management and monitoring based on the case history and test outcomes|
|40-55 Minutes||CDC based outline of interprofessional education and collaboration|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Kathy Dowd, AuD
Dr. Kathy Dowd, AuD received her undergraduate degree in French Education from Spalding University, Masters in Audiology from University of Louisville and Doctorate from Salus University. In the last five years, Dr. Dowd has worked to raise the awareness of chronic disease and ototoxic medications that cause hearing loss by instructing diabetes educators, optometrists and audiologists nationally about this silent unmet medical need. Her background in Audiology for 40 years is varied: educational audiology at local and state levels, as well as private practice in ENT and proprietary clinics.
Dr. Dowd’s goal for the next 5 years with the Audiology Project is to find ways to raise awareness within the medical, state and national communities about chronic diseases co morbid with hearing loss, to organize audiology organizations around this issue and to assist the transition of Audiology from retail to medical management models of patient audiology healthcare.
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