Vestibular dysfunction and significant fall risks are more prevalent in the diabetic population. Learn about the pathophysiology and epidemiology of diabetes to improve your understanding of the impact this disease can have on balance function.
Course created on May 11, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to assess vestibular risk factors for people with diabetes (PWD).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the pathophysiology and epidemiology to better understand the impact this disease has on PWD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe recommendations for clear counseling for PWD to improve outcomes and reduce falling.
|5-15 Minutes||Epidemiology and Pathology of Diabetes|
|15-30 Minutes||Vestibular Risk Factors|
|30-40 Minutes||Impact of Falling|
|40-50 Minutes||Non-vestibular Causes of Dizziness in PWD|
|50-55 Minutes||Counseling PWD|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q&A|
Melissa D. Newell, Au.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, has been a clinical instructor and clinical faculty member in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department at Purdue University since August 2015. She received her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1994 and an MA in Audiology in 1996, both from Indiana University. Her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree was awarded from the University of Florida in 2005. Dr. Newell holds a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, professional licensure from the State of Indiana and is a First Steps Provider. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, currently serving as the faculty advisor for the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Purdue chapter. She is the course instructor for “Introduction to the Vestibular System”.
Previous work experience has been in a hospital atmosphere, providing diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation for all age ranges, including infants and geriatric patients. She performed audiological care in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for many years, working with critically ill infants who were at high risk for developing hearing loss. Dr. Newell’s experience includes advanced vestibular assessment and collaboration with rehabilitation providers. She currently supervises and teaches first and second-year Au.D. students in the Purdue Audiology Clinic.
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