The National Institutes of Health Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, colloquially known as WALS, is the highest-profile lecture program at the NIH.  Watch ACHIEVE study co-PI Frank Lin's WALS presentation, Hearing Loss and Dementia: From Epidemiological Insights to the ACHIEVE Trial and Public Policy in the U.S.

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ACHIEVE study results are being shared around the world:

April 25, 2024, Chicago, Illinois: Lin presents Hearing Loss and Dementia - From Clinical Insights to the ACHIEVE Trial & Public Policy at the The Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop at the University of Chicago

April 17, 2024, Dallas, Texas:  Lin presents Hearing Loss & Brain Health: From Epidemiological Findings to the ACHIEVE Trial & Public Policy at the Annual Spring Lecture of The Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas Dallas

April 11-12, 2024, Nyborg, Denmark: Lin presented study results at the annual meeting of the Danish Society for Otorhinolaryngology.

March 20, 2024 - March 21, 2024, Bethesda, Maryland: Lin presented study results at the National Institute on Aging's Cognitive Aging Summit IV.

February 21-24, 2024, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain): Lin presented study results at the 17th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and other Implantable Technologies.

November 8-12, 2023, Tampa, Florida: ACHIEVE researchers presented study results at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.

November 8-11, 2023 Seoul, Korea: Lin offered the Plenary Lecture at the 14th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, hosted by the Korean Otological Society.

November 2-5, 2023, Bonita Springs, Florida:  Lin presented "An Overview of Outcomes" at two Featured Keynote Sessions at AudAcity 2023, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology annual meeting, and ACHIEVE study co-authors Nicholas Reed, AuD, PhD and Vicky Sanchez, AuD presented Practical Implications for Audiologists.

October 20, 2023, Sydney, Australia:  Lin presented at Macquarie University.

October 11-13, 2023, Chiba, Japan:  Co-PI Frank Lin, MD, PhD gave the Overseas Invited Lecture on the relationship between hearing loss and dementia at the 68th Congress of the Japan Audiological Society before making a special presentation to the National Diet (parliament) of Japan.


Lin Presents ACHIEVE Study Results to Japan’s National Diet

While in Tokyo to present ACHIEVE study results as part of the Overseas Invited Lecture at the 68th Congress of the Japan Audiological Society, study Co-PI Frank Lin made a special presentation to Japanese lawmakers.

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ACHIEVE Study Main Focus Results to be Presented at Upcoming Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Amsterdam

Frank Lin, MD, PhD and Josef Coresh, MD, PhD (study co-principal investigators) will present results of the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elder (ACHIEVE) study at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Amsterdam on July 18, 2023. 

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ACHIEVE study main focus results to be presented at four upcoming conferences

ACHIEVE study results will be shared with clinicians in Korea, Japan, and Florida, USA. 

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How treatment for hearing loss can help reduce risk of dementia. Maria Shriver reports for NBC's TODAY.

November 15, 2023. Getting treatment for hearing loss, such as hearing aids, could help protect your brain against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to a new study. 

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    "We see that treating hearing loss with something as simple as a hearing aid and support services reduces cognitive loss by nearly 48% over three years. That's a huge difference."
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    CBS Evening News: How hearing aids may decrease the risk of dementia

    More than six million older Americans are living with dementia. A new study suggests that hearing aids may help slow cognitive decline. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook takes a look.
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    CBC News: Hearing aids can help reduce dementia risk for some, new study suggests

    Hearing loss has been strongly linked with cognitive decline. Now, a new study suggests hearing aids may significantly slow the decline of dementia in those at risk.

New York Times: Hearing Aids Are More Affordable, and Perhaps More Needed, Than Ever

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NHK: Age-related hearing loss puts you at risk for dementia!

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Next Avenue: Hear Better, Think Better

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Boston Globe: Older people rarely want hearing aids. A dementia study could change that.

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Popular Mechanics: Best OTCs/Evidence shows that correcting hearing loss may be more important for your brain health than you think.

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Donga: Age-related hearing loss, risk of dementia if left untreated

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CNN: Hearing aids may reduce your risk of dementia by half, study says

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Washington Post: Hearing aids may cut risk of cognitive decline by nearly half

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Scientific American: Hearing Aids May Lower Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia

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Independent: Link between hearing aids and dementia revealed

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Irish Independent: Hearing aids can ‘almost halve’ mental decline for people at risk of dementia

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NewScientist: Hearing aids reduce cognitive decline for people at risk of dementia

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CNET: Hearing Aids May Help Stave Off Dementia Risk

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Medical News Today: Hearing aids may reduce dementia risk by nearly 50%, large study finds

ScienceAlert: Landmark Trial Suggests Hearing Aids Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

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Simplemost: Hearing aids may lessen dementia risk, new study finds

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Marketwatch Morningstar: 'We were surprised in a good way.' Hearing aids may cut dementia risk by half in older adults.

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MoneyTalks News: This Simple Medical Device May Cut Dementia Risk in Half

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Healio: Hearing intervention slows cognitive decline in some older adults

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MedPage Today: This Common Device Can Slow Cognitive Decline, Trial Shows

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Mirror UK: Taking one simple precaution could slash your risk of developing dementia in HALF

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Daily Mail: Wearing a hearing aid can slash risk of dementia by HALF in at-risk patients, study suggests

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Science Alert: Landmark Trial Suggests Hearing Aids Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

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