Professor University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP: No financial relationships to disclose
Elaine A. Mormer, PhD: Embarx LLC: Consultant (Ongoing); University of Pittsburgh: Employee (Ongoing)
In this interprofessional session you will hear from the pharmacist and audiologist team, Luke Berenbrok and Elaine Mormer on how to care for the aging population’s hearing. With the FDA approval of OTC hearing aids that are available at the pharmacy, now more than ever is the time to prepare to assist your patients with a solution that is right for them, whether it be to select a hearing device or to be referred to a hearing health care professional.
Discuss epidemiology, presentation, and long-term adverse effects of untreated hearing loss in older adults.
Compare and contrast current hearing aid devices.
List tools available to assist patients with hearing loss at the pharmacy.
Given a patient case, assess the appropriateness of OTC hearing aids.
Describe appropriate steps to take when identifying and referring a patient to a hearing health care professional.