SAC Webinar: A Primer on Dementia and Hearing Loss

Barabara Weinstein, PhD
December 4 2019
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
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Presented by Barbara Weinstein, PhD

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Registration deadline is December 4, 2019 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)

December 4, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates


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: Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists

This session pertains to: Seniors (65+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a prevalent condition that has recently been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for both dementia and social isolation. Due to its impact on social functioning, health outcomes and wellbeing, ARHL – for which treatments are available – can be a costly condition. 

This session will provide participants with:

  • An overview of dementia and social isolation 
  • Approaches to identify persons presenting with memory problems associated with cognitive decline and how to recognize the associated behaviors 
  • Strategies for communicating with persons with hearing loss and dementia
  • Approaches to facilitate caregiving

This session will conclude with an overview of the importance of early identification of persons with hearing loss for maximizing social engagement, which is essential to a person’s wellbeing and, possibly, preventative for the onset of dementia.

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenter Biography

Barabara E. Weinstein, PhD

Barbara E. Weinstein, PhD, is a professor of audiology for the Graduate Center at City University of New York and is an adjunct professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein received her doctorate from Columbia University where she began her academic career as a young faculty member. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and developed the Hearing Handicap Inventories, the world’s most widely used tool to identify patients with hearing loss. Dr. Weinstein’s primary research interests include hearing loss, dementia and social isolation, screening for age related hearing loss and quantification of patient reported outcomes. Dr. Weinstein has long advocated for the integration of hearing health care into the mainstream—be it cultural, medical or religious institutions. Her research on hearing loss and dementia, and on the social consequences of hearing loss, have profound implications at the intersection of audiology, medicine and society.

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