I'm in Washington, DC today to give a talk at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. I'm speaking as part of a very interesting symposium organized by Frank Lin and Michelle Carlson: "Hearing impairment, cognition, and brain function—insights from epidemiological and clinical studies". Other speakers include Jerker Rönnberg and Jennifer Deal. For my part, I'm giving an overview of how MRI studies have helped us understand the effects of hearing loss on brain structure and function. I'm glad to have a chance to talk about these important issues with this audience!