The Status of Hearing Care in the United States

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Date: October 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Other

How Effective are Hearing Aids in Delaying Aging-related Morbidities Associated with Hearing Loss?

The Institute of Gerontology Fall 2020 Research Colloquia  is pleased to presnt:

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Economics
Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Meeting ID: 840 7881 0008
Passcode: 830299

More than 27 million Americans, ages 65 and older, live with hearing loss, a condition strongly associated with social isolation, cognitive decline, depression, injuries from falls, and other problems. How effective are hearing aids in delaying these aging-related morbidities associated with hearing loss? Dr. Mahmoudi will address this question and synthesize her findings from a group of recent studies she related to hearing loss and the use of hearing aids, all based on longitudinal claims data. Gender and racial/ethnic differences in hearing aid use and its association with the risk of physical and mental decline will also be discussed.

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD is Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the U-M Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Mahmoudi has extensive experience in using variety of large secondary data (including nationally representative survey data, public and private administrative claims data, and electronic health records), quantitative analysis, and econometric methodologies. Her research has been focused on evaluating healthcare policies aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in access to care and quality of care. Her research also extends to examine healthcare use and cost, and efficiency of care for older adults with cognitive decline (Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and mild cognitive impairment) and individuals with disabilities. She also works internationally with programs in China.

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