This course addresses the increased interest in cannabidiol (CBD) oil for hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders in addition to addressing the use of essential oils for the same auditory/vestibular issues. Patient counseling strategies are discussed.
Course created on May 20, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the role that the Food and Drug Administration has in regulating CBD and essential oils.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the potential risks if using CBD oil or an essential oil when there is no evidence-based research to support the manufacturer’s claims.
- After this course, participants will be able to use effective counseling techniques for patients interested in using CBD oil or an EO for their auditory/vestibular complaint(s).
|5-10 Minutes||History of Essential Oils (EOs)|
|10-20 Minutes||Components of Essential Oils|
|20-25 Minutes||Role of the FDA|
|25-35 Minutes||EOs for HL, tinnitus and balance disorders|
|35-50 Minutes||An Overview of CBD Oil for HL, tinnitus and balance disorders|
|50-55 Minutes||Counseling patients about the risks and benefits of using CBD and EOs|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Robert DiSogra, AuD, FAAA
Dr. Robert M. DiSogra is an audiology consultant in Millstone, NJ. He was in private practice for 30 years until 2015. He received his AuD degree from Salus University where he developed and taught the Pharmacology/Ototoxicity distance learning course for five years. He also taught Pharmacology/Ototoxicity at the University of South Alabama and currently teaches a hybrid Pharmacology/Ototoxicity class at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and an undergraduate Aural Rehabilitation class at Kean University in NJ.
Dr. DiSogra is the 2020 recipient of the American Academy of Audiology Award for Clinical Excellence in Audiology. In 2016 Dr. DiSogra was the recipient of the Dr. Joel Wernick Award from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is the past Chairperson of the Audiology Advisory Board at Salus University.
Dr. DiSogra is a US Navy veteran and served during the Viet Nam era. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally on adverse drug reactions and patient management and has several book chapters to his credit. His latest book (2015) is an extensive review of over 50 over-the-counter tinnitus relief products and is available from Oaktree Products.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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