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MICRA Seminar: Inequalities in hearing and visual health
Event Type:
Seminar
Date:
22 February 2019
Location:
St Peter's House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH
You are invited to a free seminar about Inequalities in hearing and visual health. 21st February 1pm – 4pm. The event begins at 1pm with a free networking lunch. Hearing and vision difficulties are very common among older adults. Untreated hearing and vision problems lead to poor psychosocial well-being, poorer quality of life, reduced independence, social isolation, stigmatization, and restricted opportunities for work and social participation. But hearing and vision problems are easily preventable, and treatments for hearing and vision difficulties (e.g. hearing aids, glasses or cataract surgery) are very effective. Unfortunately, hearing and vision problems affect those from more deprived social-economic backgrounds and those from ethnic minority backgrounds disproportionately. Additionally, people from more deprived social-economic backgrounds and minority backgrounds are less likely to access hearing and vision health care services. In this seminar, we present research that identifies inequalities in hearing and vision health as well as opportunities to improve sensory health and redress inequality. This seminar will take place on 22nd February 13:00-16:00 at St Peters House: St Peter's House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH
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