The center’s Impact

The impact of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health will ultimately be measured by the accomplishments of the individuals and trainees who comprise the Center and whose research, advocacy and academic pursuits will advance Center mission areas. These accomplishments will take place at the macro level (e.g., public policy legislation) to the micro level (e.g., programs to deliver hearing care to individuals in a particular community) and everywhere in between (e.g., acquiring significant grant funding for Center mission areas, influential research publications, etc.). Common to all of these accomplishments will be the foundational understanding that strategies and solutions that allow older adults with hearing loss to communicate and effectively engage with their environment are fundamental to optimize human health and aging.