Time Start/End: 19:30/20:45Practical Tips for Speech Therapists in Management of Clients with Hearing Impairment from Ages 0 – 100


Hearing capacity changes throughout a person’s life. The prevalence of permanent significant bilateral hearing loss increases from 1.33 per 1,000 live births, to 2.83 per 1,000 primary school age children, and 3.5 per 1,000 in adolescents. Among the older adults, the prevalence of significant hearing loss increases from 15.4% among people aged in their 60s, to 58.2% among those aged more than 90 years. It is inevitable that speech therapists are serving clients with hearing impairment on regular basis, regardless of their clinical specialty. Apart from community-level hearing screening and hearing rehabilitation, which have always been within the scope of practice of speech therapists, what else can the speech therapists do to manage the clients with hearing impairment? This webinar will focus on the practical tips for speech therapists, in management of, as well as communicating with, clients with hearing impairment in various clinical settings.

About the speaker - Dr. Iris Ng PhD (CUHK), MSc (Audiology) (HKU), BSSc (CUHK)
Dr Iris Ng is the Chief of Division of Audiology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was trained as a clinical audiologist, and registered as a member of the Register of Audiologists accredited by the Department of Health. She serves the community with identification and rehabilitation of hearing and communication difficulties. She is currently engaged in a few research and community projects on management of hearing loss among elderly population, as well as the effect and outcome evaluation of various hearing prostheses. She has also worked for over 10 years on the application of psychometrics, in the development and validation of standardised assessment tools in speech and hearing sciences.

Webinar outline
7:00-7:30pm : Registration
7:30-8:30pm : Presentation
8:30-8:45pm : Q&A session

Webinar Fee and Registration
Free for all HKAST members

Application deadline : 9 May, 2021 (Do not accept late application)
Please register at our website - www.speechtherapy.org.hk
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Online Platform: Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Available for download on PC, iPad, iOS/Android smartphones
Electronic certificate of attendance will be sent out after the webinar
Capacity: 500
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HKIST CPD-ST points: 1 point

The webinar will be conducted in Cantonese
Handout will be given after this webinar
The host is not responsible for any technical issues or failure in accessing the webinar link No audio or video recording is allowed in this event
Technical Requirement
High speed internet connection (WiFi recommended) Built-in audio and camera (optional)

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