Trainee Kening Jiang's Research in Hearing Loss and Fatigue Garners Media Coverage

Aug 31, 2023

Kening Jiang, MHS, author of a research letter about hearing loss and fatigue

Doctoral student Kening Jiang, MHS, tackles the question of how hearing loss affects fatigue

Congratulations to Cochlear Center trainee Kening Jiang, MHS on the recent publication of her research letter, "Hearing Loss and Fatigue in Middle-Aged and Older Adults."

The publication drew the interest of reporter Maggie O'Neill of Health, who wrote:

"The research letter, published earlier this month in JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, has broad implications for physicians who treat people with hearing loss, Kening Jiang, MHS, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the first author of the paper, told Health. 'By addressing hearing loss, audiologists and [other] healthcare professionals might help manage fatigue,' she said." 

Jiang is a PhD student in the Epidemiology of Aging and a trainee at the Cochlear Center. Jiang is interested in studying the underlying mechanisms of cognitive aging, especially how potentially modifiable factors including sensory loss and sleep disturbances contribute to cognitive decline and dementia among older adults.

Read this Publication

Hearing Loss and Fatigue in Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Jiang K, Spira AP, Lin FR, Deal JA, Reed NS. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 Jul 6:e231328. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2023.1328. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37410481; PMCID: PMC10326728.

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