Interview Opportunity: Dr. Nicholas Reed – Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Presented by Experts on Camera from SciLine: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

May is Better Hearing Month—and after a recent federal rule change, hearing aids can now be purchased over the counter.

Available Expert:

Dr. Nicholas Reed is an audiologist and assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. He can discuss topics including:

–Risk factors for hearing loss;
–Statistics on hearing loss, including the prevalence of hearing loss and hearing aid use;
–Access and affordability barriers to hearing care;
–Health (e.g., dementia, physical function, cognitive decline) and social (e.g., loneliness, social isolation, quality of life) problems associated with untreated hearing loss, particularly among older adults;
–The current science on the benefits of treating hearing loss;
–Who can benefit from over-the-counter hearing aids—and what first-time buyers should consider before making a purchase; and
–Recent policy initiatives to include coverage of hearing care under Medicare.

Availability: Wednesday, May 17 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. MT

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15-min interview slot with this expert
and/or receive a video of SciLine’s generic interview with this expert.


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