AHH seminar: Hearing Loss & Public Health – From Epidemiologic Insights to Clinical Trials and Public Policy

Speaker: Associate Professor Frank Lin
Date: Thursday 21 September
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Location: Australian Hearing Hub, Level 4,  NAL, Denis Byrne Room

Agenda:
14.30pm – 14.35pm – Welcome
14.35pm – 15.15pm – Presentation
15.15pm – 15.30pm – Q & A
16.00am – 16.30pm – Networking & Refreshments

Abstract:
The broader implications of hearing loss for the health and functioning of older adults are beginning to surface in epidemiologic studies. I will discuss how this recent epidemiologic research has served as the foundation for current national initiatives in the United States on hearing loss and public health. These initiatives range from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) clinical trial to the recent passage of the bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in Congress.

Biography:
Frank R. Lin, M.D. Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Geriatric Medicine, Mental Health, and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. 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.

Who should come:  hearing, speech and language researchers and clinicians, cognitive scientists, psychologists, researchers in aging health and health care professionals.
Network: Learn from one another and see what collaboration opportunities are available.
Registration:  Entry is free and open to the public. Please register by Monday 18 September 2017 to louise.dodd@mq.edu.au