Cardio-metabolic Risk And Hearing Loss In An African- American Cohort: The Jackson Heart Study | 12379
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We have integrated a hearing examination protocol into the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), which is
an established population-based cohort study of cardio-vascular disease. Herein is describe the
preliminary cross sectional data analysis of the pure-tone hearing status of a sub-set of 1320 individuals
who have undergone audiometric testing so far. We show a statistically significant association between
several obesity related cardio-metabolic risk factors and hearing loss across different frequency regions
of the cochlea.
Dr. Charles Bishop is an assistant professor and audiologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is
a co-investigator of a large NIH funded hearing study, which is centered on assessment of the prevalence and incidence
of hearing loss in the Jackson Heart Study cohort, based in the city of Jackson, MS. He is currently conducting several
hearing aid studies in the audiology clinic at UMMC, all of which are supported by corporate agreement with Starkey
Labs, Inc. His practice involves hearing rehabilitation with cochlear implants and hearing aids, tinnitus therapy, and as
sessment of central auditory processing disorders.
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