Lunch & Learn 2015 Recap
Dr. Saunders spoke on "Hearing Loss in the Elderly: Mechanisms, Consequences and New Research." to the more than 90 attendees at the event.
The presentation considered the mechanisms of hearing loss with aging, the impact on the elderly with untreated hearing loss, and new research observations on hearing loss and aging. Using information from animal studies and human data it was shown that the aging outer ear and middle ear loses function. Mainly because the elastic fibers of the ear canal skin and the ear drum become more pliable. This loss of function is small (5-8 dB) compared to the sensorineural losses arising from Presbycusis (40 to 80 dB depending on age and frequency).
Diana Bender HLAA National Convention Scholarship
Congratulations to Lynn Mather of the Center City Philadelphia Chapter, winner of the Diana Bender HLAA National Convention Scholarshipfor for 2015.
When and where is the 2015 HLAA Convention? The convention will be June 25-28 (four days, three nights) at the St. Louis Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
Marcia Finisdore Advocacy Award
Congratulations to Don Groff , the recipient of the 2014 Marcia Finisdore Advocacy Award.
This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to furthering the access, rights, and dignity of people with hearing loss.