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May 7, 2020 The Interaction between Aging, Cognition, and Hearing Loss Webinar

The Interaction between Aging, Cognition, and Hearing Loss Webinar

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. CT

Purpose: Provide information to practicing audiologists and speech-language pathologists about cognitive changes that occur with aging and the confounding effects of hearing loss. In addition, the presenters will discuss interventions for hearing loss and cognitive improvement.


1. Determine the diagnostic differences between cognitive characteristics of individuals who are typically aging, those with mild cognitive impairment and those with dementia.
2. List 2 to 3 cognitive interventions helpful for memory problems associated with typical aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.
3. Describe how hearing loss and cognitive decline are related.

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Professional, lifetime and associate members, click here to register online.

Students, click here to register online.




This program is offered for up to 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Presented by Judy Harvey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Michelle Hughes, Ph.D., CCC-A.

Speaker Bios:

Judy Harvey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include evidence-based practices and clinical intervention for adults and children with neurogenic communication disorders. She is a practicing SLP and teaches in the clinic and the classroom.

Michelle Hughes, Ph.D., CCC-A is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her M.A. in Audiology in 1995 and Ph.D. in Hearing Science in 2003 from the University of Iowa. Her NIH-funded research is focused on physiological, perceptual and cognitive measures in people with cochlear implants, as well as telepractice. She teaches courses on implantable auditory prostheses, pediatric audiology, and supervises AuD student research projects.

Speaker Disclosure Statements: Judy Harvey has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. Michelle Hughes receives grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, and the Nebraska Biomedical Tobacco Settlement Fund. Michelle Hughes has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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