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Presenter(s): Sharon Sandridge, PhD, CCC-A; Craig W Newman, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Many clinicians feel ill-equipped to provide management services to aging adults who experience both hearing loss and bothersome tinnitus. This course describes strategies for evaluating and managing tinnitus in older patients to improve their quality of life.
Presenter(s): Pamela E Souza, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: According to recent research, an individual's success with using a hearing aid is connected to their cognitive ability. This course reviews the evidence and explains how to apply it to clinical decision-making to improve outcomes for each individual patient.
Presenter(s): Lisa M Satterfield, MS, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Policymakers are pressing health care providers to track-and therefore get paid according to-patient outcomes. At the same time, patients are savvier and demanding more accountability from providers. This session explores how audiologists can incorporate patient function and outcomes data in clinical decision-making and patient counseling in order to stay relevant as the primary provider of hearing health care services.
Presenter(s): Jill Preminger, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This course illustrates how a patient- and family-centered approach to service provision can improve patient trust and satisfaction with audiology services. The presenter discusses how this type of care approach increases the likelihood that patients will adhere to auditory rehabilitation recommendations, thus improving overall outcomes.
Presenter(s): Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Many older adults experience a growing number of comorbidities and functional limitations as they age. An individual’s ability and willingness to access hearing care is influenced not only by the severity of his or her hearing loss but also by other health, socioeconomic, and environmental factors. This session discusses recent research on patient outcomes as well as reviews lessons learned from a human factors approach to hearing care for older adults, including addressing common comorbid conditions.
Presenter(s): Nicole L Marrone, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session provides practical information on implementing and expanding aural/audiologic rehabilitation programs for adults with hearing loss and their communication partners. The presenter discusses and provides examples of components of successful aural rehabilitation services, including assessment, communication training, technologies, and group counseling.
Presenter(s): Gyl A Kasewurm, AuD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: In today's environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain profitability while meeting patient needs in an audiology practice. Audiology assistants can be part of the solution. This session identifies common practice challenges and describes how assistants can help improve profitability as well as patient retention and satisfaction.
Presenter(s): Julie A Honaker, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: With increased age, comes a greater chance of falls. The health effects of a fall and the often-difficult recovery affect a patient's quality of life (including the ability to live independently) as well as his or her family. This session discusses how patient-centered audiology care can significantly reduce the risk of falls in older adults. The presenter discusses fall prevention options and patient outcomes.
Presenter(s): Chad F Gladden, AuD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session focuses on audiology telepractice as an evolving service modality that is responsive to current and changing patient care needs and integrates telehealth and mobile solutions to address emerging trends. The presenter addresses implementation challenges, lessons learned, and future developments in teleaudiology.
Presenter(s): Howard Francis, MD, MBA, FACS; Jennifer D Yeagle, MEd, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session explores what is currently known about the downstream effects of hearing loss in older adults and discusses ways to proactively optimize communication outcomes for older adults using cochlear implants. The presenters address cochlear implant candidacy in this growing population, counselling for patients and their families/caregivers, and service delivery modification ideas.
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