In this interview, Jennifer Deal, PhD, shares her insights into the ACHIEVE study results that were recently released and what they mean for audiologists.
By Douglas L. Beck, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A
The highly anticipated results of the ACHIEVE (Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders) study were published in The Lancet July 18, 2023. This extremely important study offers new insight into the links between hearing intervention and reducing cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss as well as opportunities for multiple disciplines, some of which we explore here with Jennifer Deal, PhD. She is an epidemiologist and gerontologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who has been involved in the ACHIEVE study since 2018, providing her with an interesting perspective from which to offer her insight and analysis.