Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Speech, Language & Hearing in Older Age” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, Institute for Life Course & Aging, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Canadian Frailty Network are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

The authors attempted to determine if the positive impacts of music experience in young adults also occurred in an older cohort and potentially offset the age-related decline in speech in noise perceptual abilities and associated cognitive function. 8 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This publication discusses the evidence regarding the associations between age-related hearing loss and other age-related health issues and describes how social factors influence and are influenced by ae-related hearing loss to guide new approaches to audiologic practice. 15 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of assessment and rehabilitative approaches for central auditory processing deficits in older adults. 11 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This study offers a brief literature review on the issues and prospects relating to the unique relationship between hearing and cognitive decline, with a general introduction to the main topics before focusing on rehabilitation training with hearing aids and cochlear implants to combat cognitive decline. 4 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

The authors of this article studied the relationship between hearing impairment and brain volume in a large elderly cohort. 9 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This fact sheet overviews how we hear, why people lose their hearing as they age, tips for prevention, assessment and treatment.  6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This review reviews the prevalence, impact, and nature of voice impairments in older people. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This information sheet is intended for interprofessional providers and overviews contributing factors, tips and treatment considerations. 2 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.