Hearing Loss in Children, The Elderly, and Veterans (NA2035)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, MSCC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 6

CCM Credit Hours: 4

CDMS Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course will focus specifically on hearing loss in children, the elderly, and veterans. Following a brief review of hearing loss, we will present hearing loss in children, how to screen for newborns, and ways to assist children with hearing loss. This discussion will include devices and alternative communication processes. Hearing loss in the elderly is presented as well as the connection to decreased cognitive abilities and even dementia. Veterans are exposed to hearing loss in a number of ways. We discuss the processes and programs available to veterans so they can get assistance they need including disability payments. 

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss causes of hearing loss in children and treatments available.

  2. State the causes and treatments of hearing loss in old age.

  3. Present the connection between age related hearing loss and dementia.

  4. List causes and treatments for veterans with hearing loss.

  5. Explain process for veterans to apply for assistance with hearing loss.

  6. Describe how ethnicity may influence some forms of hearing loss as presented in the first ever study of hearing loss in the Hispanic/ Latino and African American population.

Course Outline

  1. Overview of hearing loss

  2. Hearing loss in children

  3. Age related hearing loss

  4. Hearing loss in veterans

  5. Ethnicity and hearing loss

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