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Hearing and Balance Disorders in Older Adults

Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Hearing and Balance Disorders in Older Adults
Date Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time 10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. MDT | 12 Noon CDT | 1 p.m. EDT
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

This webinar is designed for social workers, case managers, care coordinators, nurses, caregivers, and other senior care professionals.

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Hearing loss and balance disorders increase with age. But did you know hearing and balance degenerate independently; therefore, they should be evaluated separately?

Attend this one-hour webinar for an overview of hearing loss and balance disorders in older adults, including signs, symptoms, and treatment options to help improve the quality of life. The discussion covers tips to assess the conditions and effective communication strategies you can integrate into your care setting.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify common symptoms of hearing loss and cite treatment options.
  • Demonstrate and explain strategies for improving communication with older adults.
  • Identify signs/symptoms/effects of balance loss.
  • List treatment options for balance loss.

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About the Presenters:

Brenda Hoover, Au.D., CCC-A headshot

Brenda Hoover, Au.D., CCC-A, is a Senior Staff Audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She has worked with patients with hearing loss in both research and clinical capacities over the past 32 years. Her previous research focused on the optimization of hearing aids. Currently, she diagnoses and treats hearing loss in patients of all ages. She obtained her B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa and her Au.D. degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Kristen Janky, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A headshot

Kristen Janky, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A , is Lead Audiologist of Vestibular Services and Director of the Vestibular and Balance Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her research focuses on the clinical assessment of dizziness and balance disorders in patients of all ages. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

*This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit