Skip Navigation


The Ageing Ear and Brain


Wednesday 3 April 2024

1pm - 2pm




LP 0.25, Law and Psychology


Law, Criminology and Policing

An exterior image of the Law and Psychology building.

As we age, some health concerns including hearing loss, social isolation, and dementia can increase in prevalence. These conditions may well exacerbate one another, for example mid-life hearing loss is a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Difficultly hearing, due hearing loss or listening in noisy environments, may drain limited brain recourses, due to increased effort required for listening. Straining resources may affect how the brain functions, and could explain why structural and functional brain changes are observed in age-related hearing loss.

In this talk, we will explore the relationship between age-related hearing loss and brain function in ageing.

Guest speaker

Dr Kate Slade

Kate is a Lecturer in Psychology in the Sport and Exercise Science team within Lancaster Medical School. Alongside teaching, she is really passionate about research into ageing and hearing loss, and is particularly interested in how these factors affect the body and brain.

Read more about Dr Kate Slade

Who is this event for?

Current students Everyone