SIG 8 Perspectives Vol. 12, No. 1, December 2011
This course discussed current public health issues in the areas of noise, hearing loss, falls, and telehealth including: 1) a description of the rationale, development, analysis and outcome of an on-line course for university students on preventing hearing loss, 2) the problem of falls among older adults, factors that are known to be associated with an increased risk of falls, and components of a fall prevention program, 3) a description of the equal energy principle and the measurement of sound, and resource agencies and guidelines related to noise and public health, and 4) telehealth and the public sector audiologist.
You will be able to:
- describe the rationale for developing a web-based University course on hearing conservation
- describe the effectiveness of a web-based hearing conservation course for undergraduate students
- decribe the impact of exposure to noise on health
- discuss the magnitude of the falls risk problem
- describe components that may be included in a fall prevention program
- discuss evidence of factors contributing to improved outcomes in fall prevention
- discuss some of the clinical applications of audiology currently being applied through telehealth
- describe the ASHA telehealth position statement
- describe delivery models and possible future uses of telehealth teams’ recommendations
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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.