Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland – United States
Carrie Nieman MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Core Faculty in the Cochlear Center for Hearing & Public Health. Her career is devoted to the development, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based public health solutions that ensure access to effective communication for the growing older adult population, including some of the most vulnerable, such as persons with dementia. Her epidemiological work documents widespread disparities in hearing care among older adults. Despite recent national-level calls for alternative models of hearing care and federal legislation expanding access to over-the-counter hearing aids, persons with dementia and their caregivers remain a population that has largely been ignored. Dr. Nieman’s focus is on the intersection of two major public health issues, dementia and age-related hearing loss, and the development of community-delivered hearing care for older adults aging at home.
Tuesday, November 5
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM