Assessing and Addressing Pediatric Hearing Healthcare Disparities

Flyer for Dr. Matthew L. Bush Lecture

Hearing loss is a significant public health problem throughout the world. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss causes a measurable impact on health and social, occupational, and emotional well-being of those affected. Despite a wide array of health care resources to identify and manage hearing loss, there exist vast disparities in outcomes, as well as access to and utilization of hearing healthcare. The field of hearing health care research would benefit from evaluating and expanding pragmatic translational research approaches to extend equitable hearing health care and novel interventions to diverse populations. Hosted by the CCAS Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, this presentation will describe disparities in pediatric hearing healthcare and explore pragmatic approaches to address health disparities through research and community-based program development.