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JMU professor part of CDC diabetes panel this afternoon

by Eric Gorton


Erin Piker, a professor of communication sciences and disorders at James Madison University, will be a panelist at 2:30 p.m. today for a virtual CDC webinar on "The Impact of Diabetes on Hearing and Balance." 

Presented by the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, panel of experts will discuss the relationship between diabetes and ear health, and will highlight ways to identify and manage hearing and balance problems. The panelists will also explore how to build awareness about how to prevent and manage hearing loss and balance issues. 

Piker is a subject matter expert for the CDC in the area of audiology and will be presenting on the effects of diabetes on vestibular function and risk of falls. 

Registration for the 90-minute program on Zoom is available here

Some additional information can be found here


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Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2021

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