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Fall Prevention and Outcomes in Audiology (PD102379)

Presenter(s): Julie A Honaker, PhD, CCC-A
Course Description

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.

This course is a recorded session from the online conference “Audiology 2017: Cutting-Edge Perspectives in Service Delivery for Older Adults.”

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify the top five risk factors for falls and how they can be evaluated
  • Utilize appropriate case history questions, including operational definitions for standardizing fall risk assessment
  • Utilize best practice outcome measures to predict risk of falls, and explain how to discuss the results with patients

Presenter Information

Julie A. Honaker, PhD, CCC-A, is a clinical research audiologist and the director the Cleveland Clinic Vestibular Disorders Laboratories. She earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and completed a post-doctoral training fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2009. Her research program is focused on clinical decision analysis pertaining to patients across the life span with vestibular disorders, with a distinct line of research relating to risk of falling assessment and prevention.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Clinical research audiologist and the director the Cleveland Clinic Vestibular Disorders Laboratories
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Board of directors of the American Balance Society
  • Member of ASHA's National Advisory Committee

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 11–23, 2017
End date: November 29, 2026

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102379
Available Through: November 29, 2026