This course describes the epidemiology of age-related hearing loss, including its prevalence and risk factors. It reviews and evaluates recent public health research that demonstrates a relationship between hearing and cognitive decline and dementia, and discusses potential explanations for this link and how treatment can modify its impact.
Course created on May 27, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the epidemiology of hearing loss in older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the current epidemiologic evidence for an association between hearing loss and dementia and cognitive decline in older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the potential modifying impact of treatment on hearing loss, dementia and cognitive decline in older adults.
|5-20 Minutes||Epidemiology of hearing loss in older adults (prevalence of hearing loss, risk factors for hearing loss)|
|20-40 Minutes||Review of current evidence supporting a relationship between hearing loss and dementia|
|40-55 Minutes||Discussion of mechanisms that may link hearing loss and dementia and potential impact of treatment|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jennifer A. Deal
Jennifer A. Deal is an epidemiologist and gerontologist with expertise in hearing loss and cognitive aging. She is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University and Core Faculty and Associate Director for Academic Training with the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, a first-in-kind research center dedicated to training a generation of clinicians and researchers to understand and address the impact of hearing loss on older adults and public health. Trained in the epidemiology of aging, Dr. Deal studies how hearing loss impacts the aging brain and cognition to provide insight into mechanistic pathways involved and to inform the development of public health prevention strategies.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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