Cochlear Center faculty offer two didactic courses each academic year through the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as a free online course, A Public Health Approach to Hearing Loss and Aging, available through Coursera.



340.699.01 Epidemiology of Sensory Loss in Aging is a 3-credit course offered from January to March. This course introduces the biologic, epidemiologic, and clinical aspects of aging-related declines in the auditory, visual, and vestibular systems, demonstrates methods of assessment of sensory function for epidemiologic studies, and reviews current epidemiologic knowledge of sensory function and aging-related outcomes in older adults, including the epidemiology and consequences of dual sensory loss. This course is for BSPH degree-seeking students.


340.690.11 Epidemiologic Approaches to Hearing Loss and Public Health is a 1-day intensive course offered as part of the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Baltimore, Maryland.  This course is a subset of 340.699.01, focusing only on hearing, and may be taken for academic credit or for non-credit/professional development. BSPH students enrolled in a full-time degree-seeking program should take 340.699.01 instead of this course.

This introductory course is designed for: 

  • Students currently enrolled in or with a completed graduate or clinical degree in/from any university
  • Students with an interest in hearing loss and public health 
  • Students wishing to understand and interpret public health research related to hearing loss and aging 

Please find and review the registration procedurestuition information, and further information about the course. CEU’s available through the American Academy of Audiology (non-credit tuition option). All eligible applicants accepted. 

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"A Public Health Approach to Hearing Loss and Aging,” available through Coursera, is a free online course that introduces a public health approach to aging and hearing population-based research, reviews the state of public health policy and ongoing interventions, and discusses the current epidemiologic research linking hearing loss to cognitive and healthcare outcomes in older adults, including dementia. Learners will hear from Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center faculty and researchers who will speak on their expertise in areas of otolaryngology, audiology, epidemiology, gerontology, and public health policy/economics.

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