Issues in Cognition, Cognitive Screenings, Audition and Amplification (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)
Presenter(s): Douglas L. Beck Au.D.
CEUs: 0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs
Duration: 60 minutes
Instructional Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Program Focus: Knowledge and Skills
1. Recognize the importance and intricate relationships among psychology, language, cognition, dementia and auditory processing.
2. Discover how to screen patients to assess the possibility that dementia, cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment may be impacting their ability to comprehend, understand or make sense of speech.
3. Evaluate the benefits of adding cognitive screenings to Audiologists’ comprehensive audiometric evaluation.
For more than 75 years audiologists have recognized the importance and intricate relationships among psychology, language, cognition, dementia and auditory processing. Currently, audiologists are evaluating the benefits of adding cognitive screenings to their comprehensive audiometric evaluation.
In this presentation, Dr. Beck will review and interpret the published evidence, the status quo, as well as why and how to screen patients to assess the possibility that dementia, cognitive decline, or mild cognitive impairment may be impacting their ability to comprehend, understand or make sense of speech (and other sounds).
Multiple PDFs will be available for download and a Q and A period will follow.
Douglas L. Beck Au.D.
Vice President of Academic Sciences - Oticon Inc.
Dr. Beck began his career in Los Angeles at the House Ear Institute in cochlear implant research and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring. By 1988, he was Director of Audiology at Saint Louis University. Eight years later he cofounded a multi-office dispensing practice in St Louis. In 1999, he became President and Editor- In-Chief of AudiologyOnline.com, SpeechPathology.com and HealthyHearing.com. Dr. Beck joined Oticon in 2005. From 2008 through 2015 he also served as Web Content Editor for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). In 2016 he became Senior Editor for Clinical Research at the Hearing Review and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Communication Disorders & Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Academic Sciences at Oticon. Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 188 publications and more than 1250 abstracts, interviews and op-eds
Disclosure: Vice President of Academic Sciences - Oticon Inc.
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