Recent literature suggests an association between hearing loss and healthcare cost, but little is known about the deeper potential mediating pathways linking these variables. In this presentation, we will discuss the results of two studies aimed at characterizing attitudes towards health care seeking and preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries with self-report trouble hearing.
Course created on December 1, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify the potential mediating pathways between hearing loss and health care utilization.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the association between hearing loss and help-seeking behavior.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss potential methods to modify the association and research needs moving forward.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction, background, communication and hearing loss in healthcare|
|10-15 Minutes||Framework for Hearing and Healthcare outcomes|
|15-25 Minutes||Association of hearing loss with health care utilization metrics (cost, 30-day readmission)|
|25-35 Minutes||Association of hearing loss and help seeking behaviors|
|35-45 Minutes||Association of hearing loss and preventable hospitalizations|
|45-55 Minutes||Methods to address hearing loss in health care settings|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Nicholas Reed, AuD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He received his clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) from Towson University (Towson, MD) and completed his clinical training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Reed is core faculty at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on novel hearing care delivery models, over-the-counter amplification devices, the relationship between hearing loss and patient-provider communication, and the relationship between hearing loss and health care utilization patterns.
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