Audiology Masterclass Series 2020 – Piers Dawes


We are only offering the Audiology Master Series seminar on 30 March, titled, Hearing and vision impairment and mental well-being in older age remotely, live (through web-based conference) or digital access (recorded presentations).

This Masterclass series will take place through a Zoom webinar from 12-1pm EST on the posted date. Ten days after each live event, a recording of the webinar will also be made available for you to watch via the Short Courses website. You will be notified via email for both the live event and when the recording is available to watch.

Topic 1: Hearing and vision impairment and mental well-being in older age
Location: Zoom webinar
Date: 30 March, 2020
Presenter: Piers Dawes

Age-related hearing loss is a marker of risk of cognitive decline and dementia. I will outline possible links between hearing/vision impairment and cognition, including hearing/vision loss as a biomarker for cognitive well-being, the impact of cognitive declines on function and sensory impairment as a causal contributor to cognitive decline and poor quality of life in older age. Controlled hearing intervention studies on long term cognitive outlines are challenging, so the evidence for the impact on hearing interventions is primarily from observational studies and will likely continue to be from studies other than randomised controlled trials.

Piers will share recent research including our own work modelling i) relationships between age-related impairment of sensory function and cognition and ii) modelling the impact of sensory interventions on cognitive outcomes between intervention and control groups. He will identify key challenges in addressing hearing impairment to improve mental well-being in later life and argue that effective prevention, identification and management of hearing and vision problems represents an important opportunity to optimise mental well-being and quality of life in older age.


Visit the following link to register now!
Australian Hearing Hub members staff not seeking accreditation can attend the seminars free of charge

Accreditation: Completing this webinar will contribute 1 hour NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation in NSW.


Accreditation: This course has been approved by AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language to offer LSLS™ 1 CEUs per presentation.


Hearing and Vision Impairment and Mental Well-Being in Older Adults – webinar CPD1920 059 Category 1.2 – 1 CPD point