Patient Centered Care from the Ear to the Brain: Cognitive Health and the Audiologist (0.1 AAA CEUs)

Patient Centered Care from the Ear to the Brain: Cognitive Health and the Audiologist 

Recorded: June 8, 2020

Industry Solutions Series Webinar sponsored by Cognivue

Presenter: Heidi Hill Au.D.

CEUs: 0.1 AAA

Duration: 60 Minutes

Instructional Level: Introductory

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to: 

  1. Explain how cognitive screening can be an important part of patient-centered care in audiology.
  2. Describe how cognitive hearing science can be incorporated into a clinical audiology setting.
  3. Explain how cognitive changes impact recommendations for audiological rehabilitation. 


The main purpose of the activity is to highlight the importance of assessing and treating beyond the peripheral auditory system for age-related hearing loss. Recommendation for a clinical model that includes an in-office cognitive screening has been suggested by several audiology researchers, but is not widely integrated into many clinical audiology settings. This activity will introduce clinical audiologists to cognitive hearing science and how it relates to patient-centered care in the clinical setting. It will provide an outline of how in-office cognitive screening can be used to assist in more individualized auditory rehabilitation that improves communication and engagement in real-world situations.

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Dr. Heidi Hill has owned and operated Hearing Health Clinic, an audiology private practice in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota for more than 13 years. Dr. Hill started in the speech pathology program at the University of Minnesota during her graduate studies, which is where she discovered her calling in audiology. In 1996 she received  her Master of Arts in both auditory and speech pathology, and in 2013 her Au.D. from A.T. Still University. Dr. Hill focuses on a more holistic approach to hearing health care that includes consideration of cognition, central auditory processing and peripheral hearing loss. She is passionate about the need to address central aspects of hearing as it relates to age-related hearing loss. As an early adopter of Cognivue, she is excited about what this technology has to offer the field of audiology. 

Disclosure: Dr. Hill is a paid independent consultant for Cognivue. 


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