Seminars & Events

Cochlear Center Research Day, Monday, April 25, 2022

Join us on Monday, April 25  for Cochlear Center Research Day!   

  • Cochlear Center Research Day will be in person in Feinstone Hall at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Wolfe Street building. We will also offer a virtual option for faculty remarks and the keynote address.  
  • Registration is required for both the in-person and virtual options. 

The day begins at 8:30 with the opportunity to greet colleagues and mingle face to face over breakfast. The formal program starts at 9:00.  After welcome remarks and an overview by Cochlear Center Director Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, faculty will share presentations about hearing loss, healthy aging and dementia, early insights from the HEARS study about hearing health equity, modern methodology for hearing-related studies, and the connection between hearing loss and health care.   

The keynote address will be offered by Natalie Phillips, PhD, Professor and Research Chair in Sensory-Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia, Psychology at Concordia University.

Be sure to stay for lunch!  Cochlear Center trainees are eager to share their work in hearing and dual-sensory losses, and healthy aging and posters will be displayed throughout Feinstone Hall. 


Click here to register for Research Day.



Join us for our 2021-2022 Seminar Series!  We are delighted to present speakers with expertise in a wide variety of topics around hearing, aging, and public health including social isolation, consumer hearing technologies, task sharing for hearing care, delirium, and dementia.  


Seminars are held the fourth Monday of each month from NOON – 1 pm ET, except for the March 28, 2022 seminar which will be at 4 pm ET. Seminars are free and open to the public, and most will be recorded for future viewing. There is no December seminar. 


All seminars will be offered in person and via Zoom:

  • Zoom attendees must register in advance to receive Zoom log-in information.  Click here to register for Zoom Seminars. 
  • In-person attendance does not require advance registration. If you plan to join us in person, please familiarize yourself with the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 guidelines on masking and other preventive measures before the event. 
    • Seminars will be held in Paige Hall (W2030) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland. 


For questions or more information, please contact Shannon Smitherman

Full Schedule:  2021 - 2022 Cochlear Center Seminar Speakers

September 27:    Steve Ewell, MBA, Executive Director of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, a charitable foundation with the mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that enhances their lives.  


October 25, 2021:  Julie Bynum, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Margaret Terpenning Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine; Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Associate Director, Health Policy & Research, Geriatric Center; Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology; Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs




There is no December seminar. 


January 24, 2022: Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, University of Michigan  Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; Associate Director, Global Public Health; Professor, Global Public Health.


February 28, 2022: Eva DuGoff, PhD, Senior Health Advisor, United States Senate Committee on Finance, presents "Hearing Care in Medicare: Current status and next steps."  


Eva DuGoff, PhD, is a Senior Health Advisor, focusing on health insurance coverage under the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act as well as the Medicare Advantage program, for the United States Senate Committee on Finance. Her previous roles include serving as faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Maryland, and as a consultant at the Berkeley Research Group, LLC. DuGoff earned her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to her doctoral work, DuGoff served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) during the development of the Affordable Care Act.


March 28, 2022, at 4 pm ET:  Cath McMahon, PhD, Macquarie University, Director of Audiology and Director of the HEAR Centre. 


April 25, 2022 - Cochlear Center Research Day:  Natalie Phillips, PhD, Concordia University, Professor and Research Chair in Sensory-Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia, Psychology. 


Click here to register for Zoom seminars.





Location:  Zoom Link (contact Mindy Dmuchowski with questions) 

Time:  2nd Monday of the month, NOON - 1 pm ET