Health Care Outcomes and Experiences Among Adults with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a barrier to patient-provider communication and contributes to sensory isolation. As such, hearing loss is associated with poorer health care outcomes and poorer experiences in the health care system. In this session, we will explore the latest research in this area and consider whether hearing care may modify outcomes. 


  • Identify potential pathways through which hearing loss may impact health care outcomes 

  • Discuss the current state of literature on how hearing is associated with health care outcomes 

  • Describe potential sustainable solutions to addressing hearing loss in health care settings

Speaker(s):

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Nicholas S. Reed, AuD, Asst Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Core Faculty, Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
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