Hearing in Later Life: A Multi-stakeholder Convention in Anticipation of the Lancet Commission Report on Reducing the Global Burden of Hearing Loss

Presenter: 
International Federation on Ageing
Date: 
November 9 2021
Category: 
Audiology
Communication Health Assistants
Speech-Language Pathology
General Knowledge
Price: 
Paid

When: Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Where:  Virtual
               In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel

Time: 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Registration fee:  In-person: $100 USD*
                               Virtual: $70

*Delegates that register to attend the in-person conference will get a discount rate of  30% to attend the pre-conference event

 

Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common sensory impairments among older people and is the fifth leading cause of disability in the world. Sensory capabilities such as hearing decline with age, beginning with adults in their 40s and increasing dramatically for those aged 80 years and older.

Despite growing evidence demonstrating hearing loss is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, many older people live with undiagnosed changes that compromises their daily functioning. By 2050, the world’s ageing population is expected to reach more than 2.1 billion, a projection that will significantly increase the incidence of those with hearing loss and therein their function.

Building on the virtual Think Tank on Hearing in Later Life convened by IFA and the International Collegium on Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA), the Hearing in Later Life: A Multi-stakeholder Convention in Anticipation of the Lancet Commission Report on Reducing the Global Burden of Hearing Loss convention will act as an international platform specifically convened to stimulate policy discussions with key decision makers from government, industry, audiology, and civil society on the issue hearing loss among older adults. 

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