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Addressing Hearing Care Disparities for Individuals With Hearing Loss & Dementia (SIGs 7, 8, and 15) (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19433)

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

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This webinar will review the current state of hearing loss and hearing health care among individuals living with dementia, with an emphasis on addressing existing care disparities. The speaker will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognition, its impact on individuals living with dementia, and opportunities to expand access to hearing care through community-delivered approaches.

This webinar is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of webinars developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This webinar was developed by SIG 7: Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, SIG 8: Audiology and Public Health, and SIG 15: Gerontology.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Interpret recent research on the association between hearing loss and dementia, with an emphasis on the effects of hearing loss on individuals living with dementia
  • Discuss the current evidence on the prevalence of hearing loss and dementia, including unmet hearing care needs and existing disparities
  • Apply public health approaches to address hearing care access challenges

More courses in this series

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What is a webinar?

Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time or on-demand at your leisure after the live event occurs (see live date for this webinar above).

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Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19433
Available Through: November 13, 2025