Join Dr Hannah Stigall from Phonak UK, for a webinar on well hearing is well being.
Hearing loss can have multiple implications on one’s overall health and well-being. In this talk, we will be diving further into these implications, specifically looking at the impact of hearing loss on one’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical well-being. We will also be discussing how hearing aids and specific hearing technology can be utilised to address and improve these areas of health, with specific focus on our upcoming Nathos product entering into the NHS in February 2021.
Key Learning Objectives:
Take Home Message:
Hearing loss is a highly prevalent, underestimated, and undertreated health disorder with significant implications on one’s overall health and well-being. It is important that we, as audiologists, seek to identify these health concerns and work to improve the well-being of our patients and their communication partners through the use of hearing solutions.
Follow up learning/activities:
Feel free to take a look at the position statement that Phonak published in The Hearing Review in March 2020, titled Well-Hearing is Well-being.
In November 2019, Phonak convened a panel of researchers and experts to discuss a definition and clinical model of well-being, current research linking hearing rehabilitation to improvements in well-being, and research directions to guide future work, aimed at improving quality of life of people with hearing loss.
In the position statement, the Well-Hearing is Well-Being model is proposed as a model of well-being that could easily be implemented into clinical audiology practice. The model, considers: social-emotional, cognitive, & physical well-being as core dimensions of well-being.
At Phonak, we believe that well-hearing equates to well-being and is essential to living life to the fullest. For more than 70 years, we have remained passionate about creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone. Our innovative hearing solutions are designed for people of all ages and all degrees of hearing loss, to connect social, thrive mentally and emotionally.