June 21, 2019

Cochlear Community Event

Special Program – Douglas D. Backous, M.D.

Join us as Dr. Backous shares compelling new evidence indicating a higher incidence of early-onset dementia in people with hearing loss. He will discuss available data on hearing loss and dementia and review key research addressing the role of hearing restoration with hearing aids and cochlear implants in potentially decreasing the risk of memory loss in adults.

Dr. Backous is a board certified Neurotologist with Proliance Surgeons. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed his fellowship in Neurotology at Johns Hopkins University.  Currently, his medical research interests have focused on implantable hearing device program efficiency for improved patient access and program viability. Dr. Backous currently operates out of PugetSoundENT in Edmonds.

After a 20-minute break for refreshments and discussions among participants, Cochlear staff, and Cochlear Community Volunteers, Dr. Backous will tell us about his practice and his 20+ years of experience as a surgeon. 

There will be ample time for sharing, questions and answers.

See you there!

Accommodations

Cochlear Community will provide high-quality sound amplification and open-captioning. The meeting room and library counter are looped so prepare to turn on your telecoils!

Details

When: Saturday, June 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Where: Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington, WA 98233

Registration: http://cochlearevents.cvent.com/events/community-chapter-event-burlington-wa/event-summary-d41f233fc1eb488ebb9d96079ef5dbac.aspx

Directions: 

HEADING NORTH

1.     I-5 N to WA-20 E/Avon Cutoff in Burlington. Take exit 230 from I-5 N

2.     Turn right onto WA-20 E/Avon Cutoff. Continue to follow WA-20 E 0.2 mi

4.     Turn left onto S Burlington Blvd 0.3 mi

5.     Take 3rd right onto E Fairhaven Ave 0.5 mi

6.     Turn right onto S Anacortes St 285 ft

7.     Take 1st left onto E Washington Ave

8.     Destination will be on right

HEADING SOUTH

1.     Take exit 231 from I-5 S

2.     At first traffic circle, take 1st exit onto WA-11

3.     At second traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto N Burlington Blvd 0.2 mi

4.     At third traffic circle, continue straight to stay on N Burlington Blvd 0.4 mi

5.     Turn left onto E Fairhaven Ave 0.5 mi

6.     Turn right onto S Anacortes St 285 ft

7.     Take 1st left onto E Washington Ave

8.     Destination will be on right 253 ft

Our meeting room is on the left after you enter through the main doors.