This course provides a review of the normal physiology of hearing and reviews the expected decline associated with aging. It covers common disease processes leading to hearing impairment, the associated pathophysiology, interventions to prevent or delay impairment, and interventions designed to maximize communication and functional status and preserve quality of life.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729950
This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Hearing Loss
A. The Ear and It’s Function
B. What is Normal?
D. Conductive Hearing Loss
E. Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Section 3: Living with Hearing Loss
A. Loss Prevention
B. Signs of Hearing Loss
C. How can we help?
D. Hearing Aids
E. Audiological Advances
Section 4: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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