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Depression and Anxiety: Prevalence in Adolescents with Hearing Loss and What You Can Do to Help (0.1 AAA/Tier 1)

Depression and Anxiety: Prevalence in Adolescents with Hearing Loss and What You Can Do to Help 

Brought to you by the AAA Foundation’s Educational Fund.  Thank you to those who donated their AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference refunds toward this educational fund.

Presenter: Ivette Cejas

Date: April 20, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 n ET

CEUs: 0.1 Tier 1/AAA CEUs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Description: Higher rates of depression and anxiety have been reported in adolescents with hearing loss. Despite this, little has been done to help identify these patients and provide appropriate referrals. This presentation will provide an overview of depression and anxiety and red flags to help providers identify patients at risk. The implementation of a mental health screener in an audiology practice will also be presented, along with the prevalence data collected.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Define symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • 2. List screeners for depression and anxiety.
  • 3. Describe prevalence of depression and/or anxiety in adolescents with hearing loss.



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Dr. Ivette Cejas is the Director of Family Support Services and Associate Professor at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. Dr. Cejas is a well-known researcher in the area of pediatric cochlear implantation and childhood development. She provides therapeutic and assessment services to children and families as part of the UHealth Children's Hearing Program. She is on the Board of Directors at AG Bell and is a member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.

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