Seminars & Events


Location:  Zoom Link (contact Mindy Dmuchowski with questions) 

Time:  2nd Monday of the month, NOON - 1 pm ET



Join us for our 2021-2022 Webinar Series!  We are delighted to present speakers with expertise in a wide variety of topics around hearing, aging, and public health including social isolation, consumer hearing technologies, task sharing for hearing care, delirium, and dementia.  


Seminars are held the fourth Monday of each month from NOON – 1 pm ET, except for the March 28, 2022 seminar which will be at 4 pm ET. Seminars are free and open to the public, and most will be recorded for future viewing. There is no December seminar. 


All seminars will be offered in person and via Zoom:

  • Zoom attendees must register in advance to receive Zoom log-in information.  Click here to register for Zoom Seminars. 
  • In-person attendance does not require advance registration. If you plan to join us in person, please familiarize yourself with the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 guidelines on masking and other preventive measures before the event. 
    • The September seminar will be held in Room W2017 in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • All other seminars will be held in Paige Hall (W2030) in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland. 


For questions or more information, please contact Shannon Smitherman


2021 - 2022 Cochlear Center Seminar Speakers

September 27:    Steve Ewell, MBA, Executive Director of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, a charitable foundation with the mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that enhances their lives.  

  • Presentation: “Using Technology As We Age To Combat Social Isolation And Improve Lives”
  • For this seminar only, the on-site location is Room W2017, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland.


October 25, 2021:  Julie Bynum, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Margaret Terpenning Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine; Professor, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Associate Director, Health Policy & Research, Geriatric Center; Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology; Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. 


November 29, 2021:  Eva DuGoff, PhD, Senior Health Advisor, United States Senate Committee on Finance


There is no December seminar. 


January 24, 2022: Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, University of Michigan  Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; Associate Director, Global Public Health; Professor, Global Public Health.


February 25, 2022: Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Core Faculty at the Cochlear Center, Founder and Director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute; Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  


March 28, 2022, at 4 pm ET:  Cath McMahon, PhD, Macquarie University, Director of Audiology and Director of the HEAR Centre. 


April 24, 2022 - Cochlear Center Research Day:  Natalie Phillips, PhD, Concordia University, Professor and Research Chair in Sensory-Cognitive Health in Aging and Dementia, Psychology. 


Click here to register for Zoom seminars.