Learn something new every month!

From September to April, the Cochlear Center presents monthly speakers with expertise in a variety of topics around sensory function, aging, and public health. 

Seminars are held the fourth Thursday of each month from NOON – 1 pm ET, except for the September and April seminars. There is no December seminar.  Seminars are free and open to the public, and most are recorded for future viewing. 

Join in person in Paige Hall (W2030) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, Maryland. There is also a Zoom webinar option.

2023-2024 Cochlear Center Seminar Speakers

October 2, 2023, 3:30 - 5 pm:   Frank Lin, MD, PhD,  and Josef Coresh, MD, PhD  will present “Hearing Intervention to Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: Results from the ACHIEVE Study.”  This Monday presentation will stand in for the September seminar and is being presented in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging Health.  Join in person at 2024 E Monument, Powe Room, 1-500Q or Register to access via Zoom.  

October 26, 2023:  Michelle Arnold, AuD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida/Sarasota-Manatee 

November 16, 2023:  Jinkook Lee, PhD, Senior Economist, and Director of the Program on Global Aging, Health, and Policy, University of Southern California (virtual only)


January 25, 2024:  Brent Edwards, PhD, Director, National Acoustics Laboratories, Australia  (virtual only)

February 22, 2024: Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences; Director of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and Co-Director of the Duke & UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Duke University

March 28, 2024:  Danielle Powell, PhD, University of Maryland

April 19, 2024 Cochlear Center Research Day: 

Iracema Leroi, MD, FRCPC, MRCPsych, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine

Victoria Sanchez, AuD, PhD, Chief of the Audiology Section; Principal Investigator and Director of Auditory Rehabilitation & Clinical Trials Laboratory, University of South Florida

Theresa Chisholm, PhD, Vice Provost and Professor, University of South Florida 

Alison Huang, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Associate and Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health

Susan D Emmett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Epidemiology, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences