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Healthy Senses for Healthy Life

Free public lecture featuring Professor Bamini Gopinath hosted by the centre for Ageing, Cognition and Wellbeing/Centre for Emotional Health.

Last updated: 27 September 2022
  • Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Australian Hearing Hub Macquarie University 16 University Avenue Macquarie University NSW 2109
  • Free
  • Macquarie University
  • Register here

With the ageing demographics, the prevalence of both vision and hearing loss will rise exponentially in Australia. Diminished hearing and sight can have a sweeping effect on people’s day-to-day life. For example, they may struggle to communicate and participate in conversations, drive, using the telephone, and find many other everyday activities are out of reach. Left untreated, vision and hearing loss can cause increased risk for dementia, falls, social isolation, depression, anxiety, and dependence on others. Early identification and intervention are key and can help individuals with vision and hearing loss, so the effects of these sensory losses can be minimised, improving the quality of life in older adults. This lecture will provide an overview of the current research being conducted at Macquarie University Hearing on the impacts of sensory loss, and potential modifiable factors such as diet and physical activity that could be targeted to minimise risk of developing and/or worsening of vision and/or hearing loss.