About the Research


The purpose of the Beaver Dam Offspring Study is to determine how common age-related hearing loss, eye disease, and other conditions are in persons whose parents participated in the Beaver Dam Eye Study and Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. The Beaver Dam Offspring Study will allow scientists to evaluate genetic and environmental risk factors for sensory impairments (hearing, vision, sense of smell) and aspects of cardiovascular health. The study will also determine how age-related sensory impairments differ between people born before and after World War II. This information will be used to help predict future health care needs in the United States.


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Beaver Dam Study led by Professor Karen Cruickshanks featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

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Karen Cruickshanks, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin

Charles Acher, M.D.
University of Wisconsin

Yanjun (Judy) Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin

Mary E. Fischer , Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin

Guan-Hua Huang, Ph.D.
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Brendan Keating, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Barbara E. K. Klein, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Wisconsin

Ron Klein, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Wisconsin

James S. Pankow, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Nathan D. Pankratz, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Michael Tsai, Ph.D
University of Minnesota

Ted Tweed, M.A.
University of Wisconsin


The Beaver Dam Offspring Study is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health




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