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1 - Aging America and Hearing Loss: The PCAST Report Explained

Date & Time: 
Dec 16 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Cassel will describe a recent study on improving hearing technologies for older adults, which was conducted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PCAST specifically looked at how to support older adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss, which affects nearly half of people over the age of 60 and has major health and social impacts.

The report found multiple factors that limit people’s access to hearing technologies—most notably, the high cost of hearing aids, but also the challenges that consumers face in shopping for best value. PCAST recommended a few key federal actions that it believed could improve access and reduce cost, and Dr. Cassel will summarize those recommendations in the webinar.