There have been numerous studies recently that link untreated hearing loss and fall risk. This webinar will discuss the possible underlying mechanism(s) and the impact of treating hearing loss on decreasing fall risk.
Course created on June 22, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the relationship between untreated hearing loss and fall risk.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the possible mechanisms underlying the association between untreated hearing loss and fall risk.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe recent findings regarding the impact of treating hearing loss on fall risk.
|5-15 Minutes||Underlying mechanisms that would connect untreated hearing loss with falls|
|15-30 Minutes||Current literature regarding untreated hearing loss and fall risk|
|30-45 Minutes||Current literature regarding the impact of treating hearing loss and fall risk|
|45-55 Minutes||Amplification considerations|
|55-60 Minutes||Amplification in real world cases|
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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