A record-setting number of aging consumers are 65 and older, and audiologists are needed now more than ever. How do you most effectively serve the hearing and balance needs of this diverse group?

AuDacity 2019 is packed with sessions highlighting critical issues for audiologists that work with older adults. General sessions on Friday, November 15 will tackle topics such as the link between hearing loss and dementia, marketing to aging consumers, and the new “longevity economy,” with a consumer market of older adults whose demands and expectations around their aging differ from those of previous generations. The day will end with a panel session on aging.

Attend AuDacity 2019 and “Move the Needle” on how your practice responds to the hearing health needs of older adults. Be sure to review the entire 3-day program and register today!

Living Longer and Living Better: Technology and Wellbeing for an Aging Population

On Friday, November 15 at 2:00 pm, make plans to attend this informative session on our aging population, presented by Lisa D’Ambrosio, PhD. D’Ambrosio is a Research Scientist at MIT AgeLab, where she directs and participates in numerous different research projects around understanding and supporting longevity. Her research focuses on questions around decisions that impact later life, including decision-making around financial planning and preparedness, caregiving and well-being, transportation and mobility, and technology use and adoption.

She has extensive experience in survey research and other social science methodologies and taught social science methods and research design in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division for nearly a decade. She is a contributor to and co-editor with Dr Joseph F. Coughlin of Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy.

Her presentation will address such topics as:

  • How increased longevity has resulted in changing demographics in the US, creating a new longevity economy;
  • Factors that affect older adults’ adoption of new technologies and how some of these may differ from the variables that affect younger adults’ adoption behaviors,
  • Original research done at the MIT AgeLab around hearing, hearing technologies, and well-being.

Join us in Maryland November 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort. The AuDacity 2019 room rate is $199 per night plus tax and resort fees. Reserve a room under the ADA group rate now!

Standing on the shores of the Potomac River, this stylish resort offers convenient access to many of Maryland’s most beloved attractions, including the Capital Wheel and MGM National Harbor. There also are plenty of things to explore right under the roof of the hotel. From the 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river and full-service spa to seven distinct restaurants, you can experience it all. Cap off your night at Pose Lounge & Nightclub, a rooftop bar with stunning views of National Harbor. Afterwards, unwind in the spacious rooms and suites.

Special Thanks to Our AuDacity Sponsors

Starkey, Care Credit, Widex, Amplifon, Hamilton CapTel, and Hearing Health & Technology Matters.

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