An audiology partnership with home health providers for the purpose of improving communication during recovery and beyond will be described. Data related to the program including pre-testing of home health care provider knowledge of hearing and resources, uptake of the program, and post-test of knowledge will be provided.
Course created on July 24, 2019
- Participants will be able to describe the role of home health in health care.
- Participants will be able to describe a program to empower home health providers to identify and remediate hearing loss with simple amplifiers during treatment.
- Participants will be able to list challenges and solutions in integrating hearing health into a home health program.
|5-15 Minutes||Evidence Related to Untreated Hearing Loss and Health Outcomes|
|15-20 Minutes||Interventional Audiology|
|20-30 Minutes||Survey of Home Health Knowledge and Skills Related to Communication|
|30-50 Minutes||IHEAR (Interprofessional Help Encouraging Auditory Rehabilitation) Program|
|50-55 Minutes||Post-Survey Results|
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Catherine Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the Director of Audiology and Hearing Aids at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Palmer conducts research in the areas of adult auditory learning post hearing aid fitting and the relationship between hearing and cognitive health. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters in these topic areas as well as provided over 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Palmer teaches the graduate level amplification courses at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Hearing. Dr. Palmer opened the Musicians’ Hearing Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003 and has focused a great deal of energy on community hearing health since that time. This work has included a partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Symphony that promotes hearing protection for young and professional musicians.
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