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The Audiology Project - Webinar 5

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

"Diabetes and Audiological Monitoring of Ototoxic/Vestibulotoxic Medications".

Webinar Presenters: Robert M. DiSogra, AuD, FAAA and Michelle B McElhannon, PharmD

The association between diabetes and hearing loss continues to be unrecognized by many health care practitioners. Diabetes is a complex disease state requiring a multi-faceted approach to management. The ABC’s of diabetes treatment will be presented, as will be the approach to managing common complications. With com...

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The Audiology Project - Webinar 4

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Webinar presented by The Audiology Project

Presenter: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.

May 22, 2018

12:30-1:30 pm

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the affect of diabetes on the three primary sensory modalities of balance; vision-vestibular and somatosensory. A review of the literature will be presented to document the evidence-based research, which clearly demonstrates; the significant impact of the disease on individuals, corresponding vestibular-balance t...

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The Audiology Project - Webinar 3

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Register Now for the Upcoming Webinar "The PPOD+A Tool Guide: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration with Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, Dentistry and Audiology "

Webinar presented by The Audiology Project

Presenter: Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH

April 24, 2018

12:30-1:30 pm

This webinar will cover the guide: Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry, to show practitioners in the four disciplines prese...

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The Audiology Project - Webinar 2

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Register Now for the Upcoming Webinar:

"Diabetes Educators and Audiology: Improving Patient Outcomes"

Webinar presented by The Audiology Project

Presenters: Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, FAADE and Christine Pickup, Au.D.

Date: March 27, 2018. 12:30-1:30 pm

Hearing loss is a diabetes related complication not typically addressed in education with people with diabetes (PWD). This webinar will increase awareness of this relationship and take action to asse...

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Audiology Project Webinar #1

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Diabetes Related Hearing and Balance Issues

Webinar presented by The Audiology Project

Presenter: Kathy Dowd, AuD

February 27, 2018

12:30-1:30 pm EST

There is a humanitarian issue for early detection of adult hearing loss in assessing the impact of chronic disease on hearing and balance. Undetected hearing loss causes confusion, isolation and depression, in addition to poor job performance, loss of wages and poor family communication. Undetected balance issue...

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CDC projects/updates

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

1) CDC has a patient care book called Take Care of Your Diabetes (TCYD). The book is a guide for patients regarding comorbid conditions and how to deal with the results of diabetes. Here is a link so you can understand why The Audiology Project is working to develop a chapter for the book on hearing and balance.

2) CDC is looking to add ...

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Different types of Diabetes types - More cases for hearing loss

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

New Evidence Suggests Doctors Are Misdiagnosing a Third Type of Diabetes

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Type 3A: genetic defect in beta cells. (this includes MODY, maternally inherited diabetes and deafness))

Type 3B: genetically related insulin resistance. (Donohue syndrome [also known as Leprechaunism])

Type 3C: diseases of and trauma to the pancreas. (eg pancreat...

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The Beginnings

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Kathy Dowd, AuD, CCC-A

The Audiology Project had the seeds of a beginning in the fall of 2011. The email read: ‘I saw your email request. Can we talk?” and was from CDC. So the next day I had a conversation with a director at CDC who said, “All of my colleagues elected me to call you because we have never heard of hearing loss and diabetes.” After the call, I began sending research to CDC about the link between diabetes and hearing loss. I knew they got th...

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How Diabetes affects Your Hearing

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (2)

The May 2017 edition of US News and World Report has an article that details the problems of diabetic ear disease.  Read the online report here

Diabetes Medication Side Effects on Hearing, Balance and Cognition

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (3)

Auditory – Vestibular - Cognitive Side Effects of

Diabetes Medications (Including Insulin)


(reported by the manufacturer during clinical trials* and after FDA approval)

*Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates

observed in the clinical trials of ...

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