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Press Release, 19.02.2020

BRAIN CAFÉ talk at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

BRAIN CAFÉ talk at the Ruhr University

Hearing and cognition in old age

PD Dr. Christiane Völter will look into the consequences of hearing loss

On February 19th, Collaborative Research Centre 874 hosts the first BRAIN CAFÉ of the year. The lecture series, which highlights neuroscientific research for non-scientists, will focus on the connection between hearing and cognition. The talk of PD Dr. Christiane, Hörkompetenzzentrum, Universitätsklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde am St. Elisabeth-Hospital Bochum is entitled: "Hearing and cognition in old age". The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the University Library at the RUB (Room 9, 1st floor). The talk will be held in German. Admittance is free of charge.

Hearing and cognition are closely linked. As you age, both hearing and mental performance decline frequently. Understand speech requires both skills. Conversely, hearing impairment may also affect cognitive performance in old age, as longitudinal studies have shown. The lecture explains the interactions between hearing and cognition and, based on the latest studies, investigates whether dementia could be prevented by treating a hearing impairment.

The BRAIN CAFÉ talks are hosted by Collaborative Research Centre 874 "Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes". The interdisciplinary research consortium has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft since 2010 to investigate how sensory information is processed in the brain. In the monthly BRAIN CAFÉs neuroscientists give an insight into their research in entertaining talks aimed at the interested layperson. Admittance to the BRAIN CAFÉ is free of charge. We ask that you sign up, if you wish to participate via or 0234-32-26675.

BRAIN CAFÉ, 19.02.2020, 6 p.m., RUB University Library (Room 9, 1st Floor), Kortumstraße 90 in 44787 Bochum, Admittance free of charge, sign up for participation: or 0234-32-26675


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