The EMC is thrilled to have Prof. Lin as our Visiting Professor this year.
We will be hosting seminars in Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland from 29 October to 1 November in conjunction with The Pindrop Foundation and Brain Research New Zealand.
Dr Lin is the Director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health and a Professor of Otolaryngology, Medicine, Mental Health, and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. His epidemiologic research established the impact of hearing loss on the risk of cognitive decline, dementia, and brain aging in older adults and served as the basis of the 2017 Lancet Commission on dementia conclusion that hearing loss was the single largest potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. He now currently leads the ACHIEVE study which is a $20M NIH-funded randomized trial investigating if treating hearing loss can reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. As the founder and inaugural director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Dr. Lin leads a first-in-kind research center that is dedicated to training a generation of clinicians and researchers to understand and address the impact of hearing loss on older adults and public health. You can read more about the Center and his work here
For more information on the seminars in the various centres, follow the links below.