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Understanding the Association Between Hearing Loss and Falls: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kristal M. Riska, AuD, PhD Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences will discuss falls and falls-related injuries result in substantial morbidity, mortality, and disability among older adults.

This presentation will discuss current knowledge on the association between sensorineural hearing loss & falls as well as a proposed mechanistic model. Preliminary results on whether the association is modified by hearing healthcare intervention (i.e., hearing aids and/or cochlear implants) will also be discussed.

Questions: Wanqing Zhang wanqing_zhang@med.unc.edu

RSVP for the zoom link: use QR Code or DAHS_ORS@med.unc.edu

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Date:
April 14
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm