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SEMINAR: Managing Hearing and Cognitive Decline


March 7, 2018

Time10:00 to 16:00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation
TicketsManaging Hearing and Cognitive Decline : £85.00

What you should know about Hearing, Social Engagement and Brain Health

with Prof Barbara Weinstein from City University New York

To mark World Hearing Day The Ear Foundation are hosting this special seminar.

Untreated self-reported hearing and communication difficulties have been linked to listening effort and fatigue and when the demands in a social context become too great and the rewards low, some individuals will chose to withdraw from the situation. Social engagement is critical to emotional wellbeing and brain health. In turn, social isolation contributes to cognitive decline and in selected cases dementia.

Hearing health interventions have an important role to play throughout the life span in terms of maintenance of physical activity levels and social engagement so essential to brain health. Throughout the day we will connect emotions to hearing health related decision making spanning health promotion and prevention choices, underscoring the importance of inter-professional collaboration and the voice of the audiologist.

During the day we will cover:

·         Management of hearing in the geriatric population: evidence based practice

·         Managing Hearing Loss and Dementia: what every professional should know

·         The role of the audiologist in reframing the conversation related to hearing, cognitive decline and brain health

Barbara Weinstein, PhD, is Professor and Founding Executive Officer of the Doctor of Audiology Program at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is best known for her work in geriatric and rehabilitative audiology, having published and presented widely on the topics of dementia, hearing loss and cognitive decline. She has authored Geriatric Audiology and essential reference for audiologists working with the older people.

Lunch and refreshments included.

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