This webinar will be presented by Dr. Walter Wittich, assistant professor at the l’École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal, via WebEx.
This webinar will provide a profile of the participants in the CLSA Comprehensive Cohort with combined vision and hearing loss, describe the severity of their impairments, the congruence between objective and subjective measures of sensory impairment, as well as highlight some of the relationships between their sensory loss and cognitive/social variables. A remaining challenge is to measure the severity of the combined sensory impairment, given that vision and hearing are traditionally measured independently.
Given the relatively healthy sensory status of the CLSA cohort at baseline, changes in sensory function and the potentially associated changes in cognitive and social variables in future data waves will allow us to examine the effect of sensory loss on cognitive aging and social function.
This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.