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AudiologyNOW! 2017: Marion Downs Lecture: Brain Changes in Hearing Loss (.15 CEUs)

Marion Downs Lecture: Brain Changes in Hearing Loss (0.15 CEUs))

Recorded: April 7, 2017

Presenter: Anu Sharma, PhD

CEUs: 0.15

Duration: 90 minutes

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:

  1. Describe changes in developmental neuroplasticity in children  with hearing loss and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Describe cortical re-organization and cross-modal plasticity in age-related hearing loss.
  3. Describe the clinical applications of neuroplasticity in individuals with hearing loss who receive intervention with hearing aids and cochlear implants. 

Description: 

Brain plasticity is an important factor that may influence clinical outcomes in individuals who receive intervention via hearing aids or cochlear implants. Moreover, brain plasticity provides a framework upon which rehabilitation and therapy initiatives for these clinical populations should be based. The human cortex demonstrates an exquisite capacity for neuroplasticity over the course of the lifespan, during development and in adulthood. I will discuss brain changes secondary to hearing loss across the lifespan from children to older adults.

Philanthropic support provided by Oticon.

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