Cognitive screening has been discussed and recognized as an important tool of audiologic evaluation and patient care for many years. However, its use in clinical practice has remained limited and stagnant for almost as long due to a myriad of factors, including a lack of familiarity with traditional testing methods and time constraints. Lately, with the burgeoning availability of a more accessible and practical cognitive screening option, there is a new drive to standardize and formalize the role of cognitive screening as a component of audiologic patient care.Tune in for a review of related research and recommendations, current actions underway to educate and support the audiology community, and how cognitive screening underpins a new approach to more holistic, patient-centered care.
This course is part of the 2021 Industry Innovations Summit on AudiologyOnline.
Course created on March 23, 2021
- After this course learners will be able to identify key literature that supports the use of cognitive screening as a component of audiologic patient care.
- After this course learners will be able to compare cognitive screening methods and barriers to implementation.
- After this course learners will be able to discuss how cognitive screening can facilitate more individualized, patient-centered care in audiology.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction; The role of cognition in hearing and communication and why screening is important in clinical patient care-Key supporting pubs (early to current)-Guidelines/recommendations|
|15-25 Minutes||High-level review of common cognitive screening methods and barriers to widespread implementation Current efforts to support wider adoption|
|25-50 Minutes||First-hand experience implementing Cognivue•Benefits of testing that have been experienced, patient care, help rate•Patient awareness and effective pre/post assessment counseling •Case study|
|50-60 Minutes||Audience Q&A|
Dr. Abigail Sweeney is the Director of Audiology at Louisville Family Audiology in Kentucky. A Louisville native, Dr. Sweeney attended Eastern Kentucky University where she majored in Communication Disorders and graduated magna cum laude before continuing her studies at University of Louisville where she received her AuD in 2009. Dr. Sweeney is a Past Vice President of the Kentucky Academy of Audiology.
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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