Research has shown that there are known associations between hearing loss and cognitive abilities. Cognitive decline has been seen to be accelerated in people with hearing loss. Several hypotheses exist regarding the underlying mechanisms driving the described associations. Science is currently trying to find the most likely explanation. One of the more researched hypotheses is that impoverished auditory input leads to decreased cognition - So can hearing aids delay the issue? The session will give an overview of the current state of knowledge.
Course created on January 27, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to describe the associations between cognitive decline and hearing loss.
- After this course learners will be able to differentiate between different hypotheses about the origin of these associations.
- After this course learners will be able to evaluate the current evidence related to this topic.
|5-15 Minutes||Cognitive decline research|
|15-35 Minutes||Underlying mechanisms of cognition|
|35-55 Minutes||Impact of hearing instruments on cognitive decline|
Brandy Heckroodt, AuD
A native of New Hampshire, Brandy received undergraduate degrees in English and Communication Sciences in Disorders from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, she earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Nova Southeastern University, and completed an 18-month placement in Trinidad and Tobago. Before joining Phonak in July 2012, Brandy practiced in a busy private practice in South Florida. Brandy has been fortunate to donate her services in Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti when she joined a Hear The World mission trip in December 2013. Dr. Heckroodt currently lives on Long Island, and enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and relaxing with her family.
Paul J. Kreimer, MA, CCC-A
Clinical Training Manager, Phonak US
Paul joined the Phonak team in 2009 as a clinical trainer. His duties include creating and editing educational content and providing in-person and online training in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Several times a year, Paul enjoys stepping into the limelight to perform national and regional main stage trainings as well as educational presentations to university students.
Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Paul Kreimer is employed by Phonak. Non-financial: Paul Kreimer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Phonak in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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