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Age-Related Decline in Auditory and Speech Processing: Peripheral, Central, and Cognitive Influences - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. Location: Brain Performance Institute Ellipse

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute - Ellipse - BPI 1.114, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235.

The talk will also be simulcast by videolink to Erik Jonsson Academic Center JO 4.306 and available to stream on Zoom.

Monday, 11/11/2019 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free. Register for this event.

Sandra Gordon-Salant, PhD, Professor and Director
Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland

As people age, there is a decrease in the ability to perceive certain attributes of an acoustic signal, as well as to understand speech accurately.   Three factors are known to contribute to these problems: age-related hearing loss (ARHL) in the auditory periphery, deterioration of central auditory pathways, and reduced cognitive capacity.  This presentation will provide an overview of the mechanisms by which these factors contribute to age-related decline in auditory and speech processing, including research findings that shed light on the relative import of these factors.  The benefit of hearing aids and auditory training toward improving these difficulties, as evidenced by behavior and neuroplasticity, will be discussed. 

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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