As most hearing care professionals know, the functional capabilities of individuals with hearing loss are defined by more than the audiogram. Many of these functional capabilities fall under the rubric, auditory wellness. This podcast will be a discussion between Brian Taylor of Signia and his guest, Barbara Weinstein, professor of audiology at City University of New York. They will outline the concept of auditory wellness, how it can be measured clinically and how properly fitted hearing aids have the potential to improve auditory wellness.
Course created on May 20, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to define auditory wellness.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how auditory wellness is measured in the clinic.
- After this course, participants will be able to apply various versions of the original HHIE to the clinical decision-making process.
|5-10 Minutes||Discuss the concept of auditory wellness|
|10-25 Minutes||Discuss how auditory wellness can be measured in the clinic.|
Director of Clinical Content Development
Brian Taylor, AuD, is the director of clinical content development for Signia. He is also the editor of Audiology Practices, a quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading industry blog. Dr. Taylor has authored several peer reviewed articles and textbooks and is a highly sought out lecturer. Brian has nearly 30 years of experience as both a clinician, business manager and university instructor. His most recent textbook, Audiology Practice Management was published in 2019.
Professor Barbara Weinstein is a Professor of Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital. She developed the world’s most widely used measure of “auditory wellness” which is widely used to identify persons with hearing difficulties. The Hearing Handicap Inventory has been translated into 20+ different languages and is used globally to document the negative health effects associated with hearing loss and the outcomes associated with hearing aid use, audiologic rehabilitation and counseling, and e-rehabilitation. Dr. Weinstein has also widely researched widely in geriatric audiology around screening and around psycho-social factors associated with hearing loss. She completed one of the first studies on senile dementia and hearing loss and hearing loss and social isolation. Dr. Weinstein founded and directed the Doctoral Program in Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City as well as the Doctoral programs in Public Health, Nursing Sciences and Physical Therapy.
Financial: Barbara Weinstein is a Professor of Audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital. Non-financial: Barbara Weinstein is a guest speaker for Signia on this course. She developed the Hearing Handicap Inventory, which is discussed in this course.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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