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2023 Help BC Hear Better Briefing Note: (click here to open the document)


Letter of Support Template: (click here to download the Word doc template)


Scholarly articles:

Hogan, A., O’Loughlin, K., Miller, P., & Kendig, H. (2009). The Health Impact of a Hearing Disability on Older People in Australia. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(8), 1098–1111.

Kochkin, S. (2005). The impact of untreated hearing loss on household income. Better Hearing Institute, 1-10.

Lin FR, Yaffe K, Xia J, et al. (2013). Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults. JAMA Intern Med., 173(4), 293–299.

Lin, F., Pike, J.R., Albert, M., et al (2023). Hearing intervention versus health education control to reduce cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss in the USA (ACHIEVE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet (published online July 18 2023).


Livingston, G., Huntley, J., Sommerlad, A., et al. (2020). Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. The Lancet, 396(10248), 413-446. 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30367-6


McDaid, D., Park, A. L., & Chadha, S. (2021). Estimating the global costs of hearing loss. International journal of audiology, 60(3), 162-170. http://


Reed, N. S., Altan, A., Deal, J. A., Yeh, C., et al. (2019). Trends in health

care costs and utilization associated with untreated hearing loss over 10 years. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 145(1), 27-34.

Shukla, A., Harper, M., Pedersen, E., et al. (2020). Hearing loss, loneliness, and social isolation: a systematic review. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 162(5), 622-633. 10.1177/0194599820910377


World Health Organization. (2017). Global costs of unaddressed hearing loss and cost-effectiveness of interventions: a WHO report, 2017. World Health Organization.

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