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A Gerontological Approach to Hearing Care (PD102383)

Presenter(s): Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH
Course Description

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.

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:

  • Discuss some of the major health, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges facing older adults and how they relate to hearing loss and care
  • Apply principles of a human factors approach to hearing care for older adults
  • Evaluate the growing literature on outcomes associated with age-related hearing loss

Presenter Information

Carrie Nieman, MD, MPH, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health with Dr. Frank Lin, and an otolaryngology chief resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Nieman is also the co-founder of Access HEARS, a social enterprise committed to affordable, accessible hearing care. As a clinician, researcher, and social entrepreneur, her focus is on understanding and addressing disparities in hearing health care among older Americans. Her work translates research in gerontology, social design, intervention development, community-based participatory research, and a human factors approach to design to advance research in hearing care disparities and bring innovation to underserved communities.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Post-doctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation

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 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102383
Available Through: November 29, 2026