Free NCCAP-Accredited Course for Activity Professionals:
The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss
(1) NCCAP Continuing Education Credit Available*
CEU Course is on-demand
Course Time: ~90 minutes
Mounting evidence shows an association between untreated hearing loss and a growing number of negative consequences on health and quality of life in older adults. This presentation will help senior living providers navigate the mechanisms that link hearing loss and cognitive burden, as well as strategies for managing hearing loss in older adults.
What you'll learn:
Know the association between hearing loss and cognitive burden and it's impacts
How to recognize the signs and symptoms of hearing loss and how to improve accommodations for residents with hearing loss
Understand the impact of wearing masks on communication and connectedness
Know and implement strategies recommended by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to improve communication
- How to implement communication techniques for caregivers to accommodate the changes in cognitive status for those with hearing loss
Presented by: Dr. Lisa Rickard, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Lisa Rickard is a licensed audiologist with over 30 years of experience with a Ph.D. in Audiology. Currently, she is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland, specializing in the evaluation of hearing loss in adults and rehabilitation via the use of hearing aids, wireless accessories, and hearing assistive technology.
*This recorded webinar is eligible for (1) credit from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) upon completion and with a passing score.