Managing Hearing and Cognitive Decline with Prof. Barbara Weinstein
The Ear Foundation, Nottingham
To mark World Hearing Day The Ear Foundation are hosting this special seminar.
Untreated self-reported hearing and communication difficulties have been linked to listening effort and fatigue and when the demands in a social context become too great and the rewards low, some individuals will chose to withdraw from the situation. Social engagement is critical to emotional wellbeing and brain health. In turn, social isolation contributes to cognitive decline and in selected cases dementia.
Hearing health interventions have an important role to play throughout the life span in terms of maintenance of physical activity levels and social engagement so essential to brain health. Throughout the day we will connect emotions to hearing health related decision making spanning health promotion and prevention choices, underscoring the importance of inter-professional collaboration and the voice of the audiologist.