This presentation will provide an overview of current hearing loss trends in adults, barriers to hearing health delivery model and reasons why current model needs to be updated. The presentation will go through ways to establish integrated hearing health into outpatient clinics and the different ways to implement and provide hearing health services to patients with untreated hearing loss being seen for care in outpatient clinics.
Course created on April 5, 2019
- Participants will be able to identify current hearing health trends/statistics and recent studies supporting the need to update ways to deliver hearing health to adults.
- Participants will be able to identify barriers to obtaining hearing health services and the reasons why change is needed to improve adult access to hearing services.
- Participants will be able to identify the three possible components for an integrated hearing health delivery model and technology and tools that can be used to deliver hearing health services.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction/Hearing Health trends and Published Reports|
|10-15 Minutes||Barriers to current hearing health services|
|15-25 Minutes||Reasons for change and the need to adopt a social model of hearing loss disability|
|25-40 Minutes||Overview of the three main components of an integrated hearing health model|
|40-50 Minutes||Leveraging of boothless technology and other tools to support integrated hearing health services into outpatient encounters|
Dr. Kathy Gates joined the Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) in October 2012 and is currently working under the Prevention Branch. One of her primary roles is to work on launching the Comprehensive Hearing Health Program to Audiology and Hearing Conservation/Program Clinics across the DOD and VA. Colonel _(Retired) Gates served twenty-six years in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps as an Army Audiologist. Her last assignment was Integrated Service Chief, Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed Nati_pnal Military Medical Center. Dr. Gates earned her Doctoral degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). She is also certified as a Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (PS/A)-afld Course Director (CD) with the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).
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