The Emerging Relationship Between Cognition and Audition: Overview 2022
The Emerging Relationship between Cognition and Audition: Overview 2022
Industry Solutions Series Webinar sponsored by Cognivue
Presenter: Douglas L. Beck AuD
CEUs: 0.05 AAA
Duration: 30 Minutes
Instructional Level: Introductory
Program Focus: Knowledge
1. Examine major and minor neurocognitive disorders.
2. Address the impact of single and dual sensory deficits.
3. Review suggestions regarding how to program hearing aids for people with neurocognitive disorders.
As we have known for some 70 years (see Myklebust, 1949) audition, cognition and psychological processes overlap and these processes are interdependent on each other. Dr. Patricia Kricos noted decades ago, disorders in auditory processing may masquerade or manifest across other areas (i.e., cognition and/or psychology). In this brief webinar, we’ll examine major and minor neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), the most common presentations, their occurrence rates, and how they may interact with hearing and suprathreshold listening disorders. We’ll address the impact of single sensory deficits (i.e., hearing or vision) and dual sensory deficits (hearing and vision) and their negative impact on cognition and quality of life (QOL). Finally, we’ll review suggestions regarding how to program hearing aids for people with NCDs.
Douglas L. Beck, AuD - Vice President of Clinical Sciences, Cognivue
Dr. Beck earned his master’s degree at the University of Buffalo (1984) and his doctorate from the University of Florida. His professional career began 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 co-founded 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.
From 2008 through 2015, Beck also served as web content editor for the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). In 2011, he became adjunct professor of audiology at Lamar University and in 2015 he became an adjunct associate professor of Audiology at University of Hawaii. In August 2005, Dr. Beck joined Oticon Inc. and in 2019 was appointed Vice President of Academic Sciences. He retired from Oticon in March 2022.
Dr. Beck is among the most prolific authors in audiology with 152 published articles and more than 1000 abstracts, interviews and op-eds written for the Academy (2008-2015) and Audiology Online (1999-2005) addressing a wide variety of audiology and professional topics. More information, a free copy of The Handbook of Intraoperative Monitoring and numerous PDFs are available at www.douglaslbeck.com.