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Working With Individuals With Hearing Loss and Dementia (PD102385)

Presenter(s): Barbara E Weinstein, PhD, CCC-A
Course Description

This course explores the intricate connections between hearing loss and dementia, focusing on the process of screening patients with hearing loss for dementia and the impact of hearing assistance technology on the hearing status and communication function in patients with dementia.

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:

  • Describe how people with hearing loss can be screened for dementia
  • Describe the value of hearing aids and other hearing assistance technology for dementia-related communication deficits

Presenter Information

Barbara Weinstein, PhD, CCC-A, is a leader in the field of geriatric audiology. She developed the world's most widely used tools to identify patients with hearing loss, which has been translated into more than 20 different languages and is used globally to document the negative health effects associated with hearing loss and the outcomes associated with hearing aid use, audiologic rehabilitation and counseling, and e-rehabilitation. Weinstein has also researched widely in geriatric audiology around screening and around psychosocial factors associated with hearing loss. She completed one of the first studies on senile dementia and hearing loss and hearing loss and social isolation. Weinstein is an accomplished and award-winning clinician and educator who founded and directed the doctoral program in audiology at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City as well as the doctoral programs in public health, nursing sciences, and physical therapy. The author of both editions of Geriatric Audiology, Weinstein has represented the field of audiology on federal panels and has been a leader in audiology professional societies.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Professor and founding executive officer in audiology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • 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 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102385
Available Through: November 29, 2026