Mini Module - Audiology Potpourri
Hearing Loss Prevention (HLP)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic condition. Associated comorbidities including retinopathy, nephropathy, and peripheral neuropathy are well established. Less known is the association between diabetes, sensorineural hearing loss, and increased risk of falls. To this end, we developed The Audiology Project, an interdisciplinary enterprise comprised of colleagues across the United States. Here we discuss our statewide advocacy campaign, an endeavor lead by volunteer audiologists and scientists. We describe our goals, initiatives, and innovative state-specific plans.