Quality Standards and Treatment of Severe Hearing Loss in Adults


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5 lessons

Quality Standards and Treatment of Severe Hearing Loss in Adults


~50 minutes


Prof. Dr. Luis Lassaletta
Prof. Dr. Abdulrahman Hagr
Dr. Anja Kurz
Prof. Dr. Piotr Skarzynski
Prof. Dr. Griet Mertens

This course contains live recordings from the presentations of HEARRING experts at the European Symposium for Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, which took place in May 2023 in Rotterdam.

To start with, Prof. Dr. Luis Lassaletta looks into the World Health Organisation Hearing Report and elaborates on its six main action items, which were discussed during the Hearring Round Table in May 2021. Prof. Dr. Abdulrahman Hagr gives a brilliant presentation on the concept of Standards in the context of clinical practice and analyses how they are linked to the successful treatment of patients. Then Dr. Anja Kurz talks about the importance and reasons for creating Hearring Quality Standards and Minimal Outcome Measures, explaining why they were established and looking into the specifics of conducting multi-center studies. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Piotr Skarzynski concludes the course by explaining the process of adult hearing screening and the possibilities of moving forward in this field. Prof. Dr. Griet Mertens elaborates on the effect of Cochlear Implantation on the cognitive decline in severely hearing-impaired older adults. She explains why it’s important to investigate cognition in hearing impaired older adults, what is the cognitive status of older cochlear implant recipients vs normal hearing aid users, and how cognition evolves after cochlear implantation.

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