The Doctor Is In: Vision & Hearing
February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Changes in vision and hearing are common as a person ages. More than a third of people over the age of 65 have experienced hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss typically occurs gradually, meaning a person may not even realize they’ve lost some of their ability to hear. Vision changes can occur gradually as well as our eyes undergo natural changes, but there are also more serious eye conditions affecting older adults including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Hearing or vision impairments can impact our communication with others, our overall health, and our independence.
Join the LGBT Elder Initiative and Jefferson Health for this month’s “Doctor Is In” program to learn more about our eyes and our ears. We’ll learn about risk factors for vision and hearing loss and discuss the methods for detecting and diagnosing common impairments. We’ll also discuss the assistive devices that can support better hearing and vision as one grows older.
-This program is free and open to the public
-Snacks and beverages will be served
-SEPTA reimbursement will be provided to cover travel costs
Support for this program is provided by Jefferson Health.