SAC Webinar: Cognitive Screening: Importance, Implementation, and Clinical Value Within Your Practice

Regina Presley, AuD, FAAA, CCC/A
November 30 2022
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November 30, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Registration deadline is November 30, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)

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SAC Members and Associates – FREE*
*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



This webinar will be recorded and available as a webcast in our webcast library a couple days after the live event. 


Cancellation Policy

Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.


Intended Audience

  • speech-language pathologists
  • audiologists
  • speech-language pathology assistant
  • audiology assistant
  • speech and hearing assistant
  • students


This Session Pertains To:

  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65+)



Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.) 



The World Health Organization reports that cognitive decline poses one of the greatest global challenges for health and social care in the 21st century. As valuable health care providers, it is important to educate ourselves regarding the signs, impact, and needs of individuals with both mild cognitive impairment and dementia in order to provide comprehensive, quality care.  Evidence supports that there are 9 potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia as identified by the Lancet Commission (2020) including less education, hypertension, hearing impairment, smoking, obesity, depression, physical inactivity, diabetes, and low social contact. This session has been designed to provide additional information regarding what we need to know about cognitive decline and how it may impact communication and processing abilities of the patients we serve. Discussion will include identification of the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, evidence-based screening tools available for consideration for implementation within your practice, the impact of screening outcomes for guiding appropriate referrals, and utilization of findings for effective audiological and rehabilitative management. Current data and future research needs regarding the impact of hearing aid and cochlear implant use on cognitive performance will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the impact of hearing loss on cognitive decline as you would explain it when counseling a patient.
  • Identify 3 evidence-based cognitive screening tool choices for implementation of a screening program within your practice.
  • List 3 ways cognitive screenings can assist in audiologic and rehabilitative management of patients.
  • Identify 3 steps to establishing an appropriate referral process within your practice.



This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs.


Presenter Biography

Regina Presley, AuD, FAAA, CCC/A

Dr. Presley has served as an audiologist for 30 years within a pediatric hospital, private ENT practice, and the last 20 years, in the field of cochlear implantation. She is currently the Director of Audiology at the Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC. In addition to clinical responsibilities, she is responsible for overseeing staff, program development, budget, philanthropy, research, and consumer and professional outreach. Research has been geared toward quality of life, effective use of innovative tools, use of artificial intelligence, link between cognition and hearing, and the development of a new standard of care clinical model. 


Accessing the Webinar

Zoom is used to host this webinar. Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Note about internet: We suggest you DO NOT use a Wi-Fi connection to view the webinar as it can be unreliable and you may lose connectivity during the presentation.


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