Hearing Loss in the Elderly

Primary Care & Geriatric Conference

Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM


This grand round has already taken place.


Stony Brook Medicine - Stony Brook, NY
May 9th, 2018
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours

Description

Audiologist, Kristi Mohr will be talking about how hearing loss impacts cognitive functions. She will go over some of the recent research regarding hearing loss and dementia, explain the types of tests used in a comprehensive audiological evaluation which will help them interpret the test results for patients they send to audiologists. She will also give an overview of different types of audiological rehabilitative management, including a discussions regarding hearing aids.

(Please Note: Session only open to Stony Brook Medicine Physicians, Nurses, Medical Students and Stony Brook Medicine Affiliates)

Dates and Times

Start: 5/9/2018 9:00 AM
End: 5/9/2018 10:15 AM

Objectives

Participants should be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline and some key research that has been done in this area.
  • Better identify patients who are at risk for communication difficulties and efficiently screen for hearing related communication dysfunction.
  • Educate their patients about the risks of untreated hearing loss and the value of better hearing as it relates to their overall health related quality of life (HRQoL).
  • Interpret comprehensive audiograms and should also be able to determine if results and symptoms are consistent with typical hearing loss from aging.
  • Become more aware of the psychological and economic barriers that keep seniors from getting their hearing losses appropriately identified and from receiving hearing heath care rehabilitation.

Speakers

  • Ms. Kristi Mohr
    • Hearing Loss in the Elderly

Location

Stony Brook Medicine
Hospital Lobby Conference Room 1
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.