Restaurant dining experiences are among the most importance places where we communicate, yet they are immensely difficult places for older adults to communicate effectively. This interview with Dr. Rachael Piper will review her capstone study that examines self-perceived difficulties, willingness to pay, willingness to stay and speech intelligibility data as a function of hearing loss in older adults. Advantages and limitations of hearing aid technology and how to squeeze the most benefit from hearing aids in noise will be part of the conversation. While listening to this podcast, it is helpful to follow along with Figures 2 and 3 of the attached study.
Course created on August 1, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list the factors that contribute to poor hearing performance in restaurants.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe to patients the impact restaurant noise has on communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to shape the expectations of hearing aid wearers in restaurants using the findings discussed in this course.
|5-15 Minutes||Describe problems associated with communication in restaurant noise|
|15-30 Minutes||Describe the findings of recent research and how it can be used to shape patient behavior|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Racheal is a clinical audiologist at East Coast Hearing and Balance, Inc. in Wilmington, NC. She earned her AuD at the University of Illinois in 2021.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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