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Hot Topics in Hearing Loss Across the Ages

  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 95

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Hot Topics in Hearing Loss Across the Ages
September 18, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $60

During this presentation the importance of hearing throughout the lifespan will be discussed. Starting with newborn hearing screening and monitoring hearing throughout life. The effects of hearing loss at different points in life will be discussed. Obviously hearing is important for development of speech and language, but later on in life it can be a risk factor for cognitive issues. 

A review of an audiogram and hearing loss will be presented as will a review of auditory processing and the evaluation of CAPD. 

About the Speaker

Sandra Stumpf Reams, AuD CCC-A
American Board of Audiology Certified
Certificate Holder in Tinnitus Management (CH-TM)
Audiology Services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital- Cape Cod


Sandra has been an audiologist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape of Islands for over 25 years. Her patient population is pediatrics and adult. Her specialties are diagnosis audiology, auditory processing, and hearing aid dispensing. 

Disclosures

Financial Disclosure: Sandra receives a salary as an audiologist for Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital. She is receiving an honorarium for this presentation.

Non-financial Disclosure: Sandra is a member of the MSHA executive board. She is a member of ASHA and AAA. She is an audiologist at SEC Tier 2 for MA DPH UNHS. Sandy is a supervising audiologist for UNHS Nantucket and Cottage Hospitals. She is an ASHH- audiological representative for the Council of Ambassadors.

      Learner Objectives

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive changes
      2. Participants will demonstrate understanding of the rationale for newborn hearing screenings in the context of the MA Department of Health Universal Screening program.
      3. Participants will be able to identify the components of an assessment for a Central Auditory Processing Disorder.

      Timed Agenda

      • 10:0-10:05 Introduction and disclosures
      • 10:05-10:30 Review of hearing loss, the audiogram, interpretation of hearing tests
      • 10:30-11:00 Hearing loss in children. The MA DPH Universal Newborn Hearing Program
      • 11:00-11:30 Central Auditory Processing Disorder and how it is assessed and types of deficits
      • 11:30-11:50 Hearing loss and impacts on cognition in older individuals.
      • 11:50-12:00 Questions and answers

        ASHA requires participation in the CEU Registry to receive CEUs. If you are not part of ASHA’s CEU Registry, the Certificate of Completion will serve as documentation for ASHA CMHs.


        This course is pending CEUs

        Vision Statement

        The Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be recognized as an authority and resource in the fields of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology by legislative bodies, related professional associations and consumers.

        Mailing Address

        Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
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        theoffice@mshahearsay.org

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