The International Hearing Society (IHS) will host a free webinar on April 29, from 12:00-3:30 pm ET, called “A Complimentary Professional Development Opportunity.”

The webinar, sponsored by Care Credit, will help “assist hearing healthcare professionals meet CE requirements for board certification and license renewals, and to help continue their professional development journey.” This half-day, virtual event is worth 3 CEs. 

Attend one, two, or all three consecutive webinars from the convenience of your home, and earn CE credits by completing and passing a quiz for each webinar. Topics and speakers include:


12-1 pm – Cortisol Effect – How the Stress Response Can Play a Role in Physical and Mental Health, as well as Hearing by Gina Worful, MS, RD, registered dietitian, author, speaker 

The body’s stress response has been shown to impact nearly every system in the body, as well as influence motivation, emotional health, and even hearing abilities.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how the stress response changes the body’s physiology.
  • Discover how stress and cortisol impact physical and mental health.
  • Use proven techniques that both you and your patients can implement right away to manage stress.
  • Understand key nutrition and lifestyle factors that can impact hearing.

1:15-2:15 pm
IHS Policy Perspectives and Updates for the Hearing Health Professional by Alissa Parady, director of government and chapter affairs, IHS

Get a review of relevant legislative, regulatory, and other activities being undertaken by Congress, agencies, work groups, and organizations that seek to address hearing healthcare policy. These will include updates on the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act, Medicare proposals, veterans’ care, World Health Organization (WHO) activities, and much more. Also learn new resources and news from the IHS that affects the role and advancement of hearing health professionals in their knowledge, professionalism, and practice.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Identify the national legislative and regulatory actions and initiatives underway that may affect hearing aid dispensing professionals and/or their clients/patients.
  • Understand the role of international discussions about hearing healthcare in policy making in future hearing healthcare policy making and consumer awareness.
  • Identify new education, resources, and tools that may assist the professional/practice in providing high-quality care to clients/patients.

2:30-3:30 pm 
Communicating the Right Message to Patients by Keith Darrow, PhD, CCC-A, neuroscientist, clinic owner, speaker, author

Audiology is changing, including the way that patients access their care. As the number of people living with untreated hearing loss continues to rise, hearing health care professionals have an opportunity to differentiate their practices with a message of education; a focus on services, not products; and an effective communication strategy to discuss topics that matter to the client, such as the medical treatment of hearing loss; tinnitus treatment; and the connections of hearing loss and dementia.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the four ‘hot-button’ topics that acquire the most interest and engagement from prospective leads and increase treatment rates.
  • Evaluate their marketing effectiveness and understand how to increase patient engagement.
  • Analyze the benefits of discussion services, not products.
  • Define the key benefits of automation, including practice differentiation.

Thank You to Our Sponsor
IHS would like to thank CareCredit for sponsoring our first-ever half-day virtual event and making this complimentary CE opportunity possible, especially in this time of uncertainty. We are grateful to partner with a company whose goals align with ours: Creating opportunities for the hearing healthcare professional to thrive.

To register for the event, please click here. Space is limited so register today to secure your virtual seat!

Source: IHS

Images: IHS