Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Brain Health

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Free Public Lecture

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Brain Health

When: Tuesday, September 12 7pm

Where: AMRF Auditorium, Ground Floor, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences ,The University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Hearing loss and tinnitus affect between 10 and 18 percent of the population.

Similarly, disorders of balance are more common than we often imagine, affecting 4 out of 10 people in some way.

Maintaining good brain health as we age continues to be important as hearing and balance deficits are increasingly being shown to be risk factors for developing dementia.

Professor Peter Thorne will describe new approaches to diagnose, treat or prevent these conditions, to understand more about how these conditions affect brain health as we age.

He’ll discuss their impact on people, families and whanau, and potential to develop policy for better service delivery, early detection and interventions.

Please click here to view more information The Auckland Medical Research Foundation is a major independent funding agency and Charitable Trust that provides contestable funding for medical research based in the greater Auckland region. Over the past 58 years the Auckland Medical Research Foundation has distributed over $51 million in funding to a wide range of research activities – $4.48 million was committed to medical research in 2013 alone.

For further information see our website at www.medicalresearch.org.nz

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