Chronic diseases are medical conditions of long duration and slow progression. Chronic diseases are caused by a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental, and behavioral factors. They often result in significant activity limitations and participation restrictions and require ongoing medical attention. Although most chronic diseases are not curable, the impact of these chronic diseases can be reduced by medications and personal lifestyle improvement.
In this podcast, Kathy Dowd, AuD, of The Audiology Project, discusses the co-morbidities associated with hearing loss of adults onset and the importance of early identification.
Course created on November 7, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to discern the importance of the audiology-based management of chronic conditions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to promote more timely and effective audiology-based management of chronic diseases.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the disease state of age-related hearing loss.
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|15-30 Minutes||How to more effectively promote the value of audiology-based medical management of chronic diseases|
Kathy Dowd AuD is a private practice owner and founder of The Audiology Project. She received her Masters in Audiology from University of Louisville and Clinical Doctorate from Salus University. Her background in Audiology over the past 42 years is in educational audiology at local and state levels, private practice, ENT and proprietary clinics. For the past ten years, Dr. Dowd has worked to raise the awareness of chronic disease and ototoxic medications causing hearing loss by instructing diabetes educators, optometrists and audiologists nationally about this silent unmet medical need
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.
Financial: Brian Taylor is employed by Signia. Non-Financial: Brian Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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