Welcome, media!

ACHIEVE is a landmark study of the effect of hearing intervention on brain health in older adults. Information about main focus findings and other health outcomes, including mental health and well-being, physical function, and health care use, will be added as research is published over time. 

ACHIEVE Results Materials

Full Lancet Publication

Lin FR, Pike JR, Albert MS, et al. Hearing intervention versus health education control to reduce cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss in the USA (ACHIEVE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2023; published online July 18. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01406-X

Read the full manuscript in the Lancet

Download the Lancet's graphical abstract of the ACHIEVE study

Lancet: ACHIEVE Study Press Release

"First randomised trial finds hearing aids might reduce cognitive decline in older adults—but only in those at higher risk of dementia"

Read the Lancet ACHIEVE press release

AAIC: ACHIEVE Press Release

"Hearing Aids Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Hearing Loss and at Risk for Cognitive Decline"

Read the AAIC press release

ACHIEVE Background Materials
Access ACHIEVE investigators

ACHIEVE study investigators come from diverse disciplines and can speak to a broad range of topics related to hearing loss and healthy aging.  ACHIEVE study was led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, participants were enrolled at four research sites across the U.S., and four academic centers contributed to the study’s design and implementation. 

For general media inquiries and to access ACHIEVE study investigators, contact Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health Communications Associate Molly Sheehan at msheeh19@jhu.edu