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Hearing loss and healthy aging -- Who's listening?
Presenter: Frank R. Lin, MD PhD, an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Geriatric Medicine, Mental Health, and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.
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When: October 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 EDT
Why does hearing loss matter? Why do hearing aids cost $5000 when an iPhone costs $500? This presentation will answer these questions and describe the state of the research linking hearing loss to both dementia and healthy aging. Practical strategies for screening and addressing hearing loss in older adults will be discussed, as well as recently passed federal legislation that will soon lead to hearing aids being available over-the-counter.
- Understand how hearing loss can affect cognitive and physical functioning
- Identify assistive devices and strategies that can be used for individuals with hearing loss
- Understand the impact of recently passed federal legislation on over-the-counter hearing aids on the future of hearing care
Dr. Lin completed his medical education and residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed further otologic fellowship training in Lucerne, Switzerland with Professors Thomas Linder and Ugo Fisch. Dr. Lin?s clinical practice is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of otologic conditions, and his research is focused on studying questions at the interface of hearing loss, gerontology, and public health.
Length: 60 minutes
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