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Ear-to-Brain: The Role of Cognition in Evidence-Based Audiology

Course: #36136Level: Intermediate1 Hour 210 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

The role of cognition in evidence-based audiology practice has been a hot topic for almost a decade. And while the science continues to mount regarding the brain’s role in hearing and communication, approaching audiologic treatment from the perspective of both peripheral and central hearing has not emerged as standard practice. Join Dr. Kim Cavitt and Dr. Heidi Hill as they dive into the science of ear-to-brain and how modern audiology can incorporate evidence-based evaluations, including cognitive screening, to drive more holistic, patient-centered care.

Course created on February 2, 2021

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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss available evidence regarding the brain’s role in hearing and communication.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss the role of cognition in real-life communicative environments.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the value of a functional needs assessment, including cognitive screening, to enhance audiologic patient care.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes The ear-to-brain connection, peripheral vs central auditory system, and the role of cognition in everyday listening environments
20-30 Minutes What is a functional needs assessment
30-40 Minutes Implementing cognitive screening in audiology
40-50 Minutes Confident counseling
50-60 Minutes Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Kim Cavitt: Financial: Kim Cavitt is the owner of Audiology Resources Inc and is an adjunct faculty member of Northwestern University. She is a consultant for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Michigan Audiology Coalition, Illinois Academy of Audiology, AudiologyOnline and Phonak. She is also a paid consultant of Cognivue. Non-financial: Dr. Cavitt is chair of the Illinois Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, a member of Audiology Quality Consortium and the American Speech Language Hearing Association Audiology Group and a committee member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Heidi Hill: Financial: Heidi Hill is a paid consultant of Cognivue. Non-financial: Heidi Hill has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Cognivue in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Cognivue products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

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British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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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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