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Volume 11

Loneliness is Not an Age-Related Problem that Audiologists Can Solve Alone

Communication enables social relationships. Positive social relationships can have widespread health benefits. In promoting healthy aging, could audiologists do more to overcome the social isolation and loneliness of those living with hearing loss?

Quick Answers

Question #1: What should audiologists tell their clients about hearing aids and reducing dementia risk?

Question #2: What should audiologists learn from the story of the retraction of the Jiang et al. paper about hearing aids and dementia?

Inter-professional Team Collaborations to Achieve Hearing Care in Integrated Person-centered Care for Older Adults: A New Year’s Resolution for 2024

I invite Canadian audiologists to join me in resolving to make 2024 the year to move hearing care into a new era of integrated person-centered, inter-professional primary care. Together we can help older adults to function better by working towards communication accessibility.

Volume 10

Is Green the Colour of Quiet and If A Walk Around the Block Can Improve Cognition, Then What about Camping?

Recent population health research in Canada and the USA suggests that middle-aged and older adults living in green neighbourhoods are cognitively younger than those living in less green (more grey) urban environments.

What About Sex, Gender, Hearing, and Aging? is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller as our new columnist. Her column “What’s new about getting older?” will delve into all aspects of ageing and hearing ranging from health policy developments to neurophysical research on the aging auditory brain.

Is Hearing Loss in Older Adults Predictive of Later Development of Dementia and Does Hearing Care Modify Dementia Risk?

This paper provides an overview of the rapidly expanding research evidence-base concerning connections between hearing and cognition. It underscores the importance of distinguishing between measures to evaluate performance on various domains of cognition in healthy older adults versus measures to screen for dementia and emphasizes that correlation does not prove causation.