Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will have a better understanding of hearing loss and how it affects the individual as well as treatment options to enhance quality of living of the hearing impaired individual. Objectives: 1. Discuss hearing loss and how it affects the individual and family/friends; 2. Explain the anatomy of the ear; 3. List the types of hearing loss; 4. Discuss the various treatments for hearing loss; 5. Explain audiologic rehabilitation; 6. Explore communicating with the hearing impaired; 7. Discuss tinnitus. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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