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15:00 - 16:00 10 June 2015

Division of Psychiatry seminar: Hearing loss: a new reversible causal factor for dementia?


B40 LT | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Sergi Costafreda, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Division of Psychiatry, UCL

Recent cohort studies have shown that hearing loss in middle age is a risk factor for accelerated cognitive decline and dementia in later life. Hearing loss is very prevalent, potentially preventable and treatable, and if it can be confirmed as a causative factor the benefits of addressing hearing loss could lead to substantial benefits in reduced dementia incidence. In this talk I will present the evidence linking hearing loss and dementia, discuss possible mechanistic pathways and confounding factors of the association, and reflect on research that could clarify this link.

Speaker: Dr Sergi Costafreda. Host: Prof Gill Livingston, Division of Psychiatry.


Berni Courtney
020 7679 9467 | b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk