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Our Research: Hearing Health

Minimising risk

Effective prevention is essential to reduce the burden of hearing loss, but how can we identify those at risk?

We believe effective prevention will reduce developmental, cognitive, social and economic burdens of hearing loss.

To explore this we plan to implement new strategies for identifying individuals at risk of hearing loss and quantitatively assess interventions. We are:

  • Evaluating screening in middle-aged adults to identify individuals at risk of burdensome hearing loss
  • Investigating the connection between health inequality and the development and impact of hearing loss in older adults
  • Identifying proactive behaviour based on theory and best practices to reduce hearing loss