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BSHAA webinar: Hearing and Diabetes (Thursday 31 January)

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Hearing and diabetes
The role of hearing healthcare in diabetes care

Thursday 31 January, 6.45-8.15pm
2.5 BSHAA CPD points
Anna Pugh: BSHAA Council member and UK lead for The Audiology Project
Dr Kathy Dowd: executive director, The Audiology Project
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FREE FOR BSHAA MEMBERS | £20+VAT FOR GUESTS

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By participating in the webinar, you will:
  • understand the impact of diabetes on the auditory system;
  • gain information from current research and best practice;
  • have an awareness of the benefits of hearing healthcare and hearing impairment screening programmes for people with diabetes in your clinics

ABSTRACT

“Health care increasingly needs to address the management of individuals with multiple coexisting diseases, who are now the norm rather the exception” (Valderas and Roland 2009)
The Audiology Project is working to raise awareness of the impact of co-morbidities of diabetes and to promote collaboration of healthcare professionals.
Research suggests that people with diabetes are three times more likely to have a hearing impairment than their peer group. Pathogenic changes to the microvasculature and sensory nerves causes peripheral neuropathy, leading to tinnitus, dizziness and sensorineural hearing impairment. Additionally, repeated episodes of hyperglycaemic events can result in sclerosis of the internal auditory artery, stria vascularis thickening, spiral ganglion atrophy, and VIIIth Nerve demyelination.
This session will seek to consider the existing research on hearing impairment and diabetes, discuss the prospective role for audiologists and hearing healthcare professionals in diabetes management and hearing impairment screening programmes, and raise awareness of the work of The Audiology Project in promoting local partnerships of professionals to improve the lifestyle outcomes of our patients with diabetes.

SPEAKERS 

Anna Pugh
ANNA PUGH
Anna works for a family company delivering audiological services within host high-street opticians practices. She is also a member of BSHAA’s Council, and the UK lead for The Audiology Project, an international collaboration of diabetes educators, audiologists and other healthcare professionals.

Dr Kathy Dowd

DR KATHY DOWD
Over the last seven years, Dr Dowd has led the conversation about the audiological impacts of diabetes. The Audiology Project has succeeded in building professional networks internationally by educating, informing and inspiring healthcare professionals to promote awareness of hearing impairment for people with diabetes, and raising the profile and importance of good hearing healthcare.
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FREE FOR BSHAA MEMBERS | £20+VAT FOR GUESTS
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