Learn something new every month!

From September to April, the Cochlear Center presents monthly speakers with expertise in a variety of topics around sensory function, aging, and public health. 

Generally, seminars are held the fourth Thursday of each month. There is no December seminar.  Seminars are free and open to the public, and most are recorded for future viewing. 

Join in person in Paige Hall (W2030) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland. There is usually a Zoom webinar option. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully.  CART services will be provided. Laptops are welcome at Cochlear Center events, and tables will be available.  To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Mindy Dmuchowski at JHCochlearCenter@jhu.edu.  

2023-2024 Cochlear Center Seminar Speakers

October 2, 2023, 3:30 - 5 pm ET:   Frank Lin, MD, PhD,  and Josef Coresh, MD, PhD  will present “Hearing Intervention to Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: Results from the ACHIEVE Study.”  This Monday presentation will stand in for the September seminar and is being presented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging Health.  Join in person at 2024 E Monument, Powe Room, 1-500Q or Register to access via Zoom.  

October 26, 2023, NOON - 1 pm ET:  Michelle Arnold, AuD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida/Sarasota-Manatee will present, "State Hearing Aid Mandates Cover a Small but Growing Share of Americans: Evidence from Longitudinal Policy Surveillance".  Watch the recording here.

November 16, 2023, NOON - 1 pm ET:  Jinkook Lee, PhD, Senior Economist, and Director of the Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy, University of Southern California. Presentation will be virtual, but we will gather in Paige Hall (W-2030) to participate in person. 


January 25, 2024,  4 pm ET:  Brent Edwards, PhD, Director, National Acoustics Laboratories, Australia  (virtual only) will present "Innovation and Transformation in Hearing Healthcare."  Watch the recording here.

February 22, 2024, NOON - 1 pm ET: Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences; Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Co-Director of the Duke & UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Duke University.  Watch the recording here.

March 28, 2024, NOON - 1 pm ET:  Danielle Powell, AuD, PhD, University of Maryland.  "Supports for Hearing Care Outside the Audiology Clinic: Improving Identification, Diagnosis. and Self-Management"  Watch the recording here.

April 19, 2024 Cochlear Center Research Day, 9 am - NOON ET: 

Iracema Leroi, MD, FRCPC, MRCPsych, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine.  Watch the recording here.

Victoria Sanchez, AuD, PhD, Chief of the Audiology Section; Principal Investigator and Director of Auditory Rehabilitation & Clinical Trials Laboratory, University of South Florida

Theresa Chisholm, PhD, Vice Provost and Professor, University of South Florida 

Alison Huang, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Associate and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

James Russell Pike, MBA, Research Scientist at the Grossman School of Medicine at New York University