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Can Treating Hearing Loss Sooner Stave off or Slow Down Dementia? New Clinical Trial Aims to Find Out

Ear Science Institute Australia are leading a world-first, Western Australian study investigating whether treating hearing loss sooner can stave off or slow down dementia, loneliness, anxiety and depression. A 24-month randomized clinical trial will begin soon and will see a multi-disciplinary team of Western Australian researchers and healthcare workers joining forces to find out if…

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HHTM News Round Up: A Synopsis of Recent Hearing Research Studies

This week HHTM offers readers a synopsis of some of the latest hearing research:   Study Shows Relationship Between Early Hearing Loss and Alzheimer Disease   Columbia University researchers, using the audiogram, word recognition scores and positron emission tomography (PET) scans were able to associate hearing loss of early onset and the presence of β-amyloid,…

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UK Study Finds Hearing Loss in Patients Taking Cognitive Tests May Result in Misdiagnosis of Dementia

The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient’s symptoms to be quickly put in place. However, a new study by Loughborough University researcher Dr Christian Füllgrabe further supports that age-related hearing loss can negatively…

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New Study Suggests Age-Related Hearing Loss Contributes to Memory Loss

A team of neuroscience researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany examined what happens in the brain when hearing gradually deteriorates over time. What they discovered was that key areas of the brain are reorganized, and this has a negative effect on memory. The results of the study were published last month in journal Cerebral…

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Hearing Loss in Middle Age Doubles Risk of Dementia: Study

Hearing loss in middle age was found to be associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia later in life, according to a large study conducted in Taiwan published in JAMA Network Open on July 31st. Using data from more than 16,000 men and women, researchers found that a new diagnosis of hearing loss…

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Combined Vision and Hearing Loss May Increase Risk of Dementia

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Two studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles found that experiencing multiple sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing problems, are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in older adults. Emerging science shows that sensory dysfunction can increase the risk of dementia, and the new…

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Articles Offer Insights on Discussing Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline with Patients

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large The relationship between hearing loss and cognitive ability has received considerable attention in the academic literature and professional publications over the past several years and for good reason. Both conditions are harmful, and because of the rapidly aging population becoming more prevalent and are likely, without improved intervention strategies, to…

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