Centre for Research on Ageing and All EARS Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement Group, University of Southampton

Living and Ageing Well with Diabetes: Uncovering the Links with Hearing Loss

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Diabetes and hearing loss are major health challenges. They affect the lives of millions of people in England and many millions around the world. The evidence is that older people with diabetes are twice as likely to experience hearing loss. We delved into the latest research findings and discussed the implications for living and ageing well. The event had inspiring talks from cutting-edge researchers and the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). It also included an interactive session where attendees shared their insights on why understanding the connection between diabetes and hearing loss is crucial for individuals and their families. This event was co-organised by the Centre for Research on Ageing and the All EARS PPIE group at the University of Southampton and was registered with the World Health Organization as part of the international series of activities for World Hearing Day 2024, themed ‘Changing Mindsets.’

Live event: Yes
Screening: No
Traditional media: No
Social media: Yes
Met with individual policymakers: No
Participation of policymakers: Yes
Participation of influencers: No

WHO educational or publicity material used: Yes

Dr Dalia Tsimpida (University of Southampton)

University of Southampton