hearing loss dementia middle age

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…

Read More

JAMA Study Examines Relationship Between Self-Reported Hearing and Audiogram Thresholds

By Brian Taylor, AuD, Editor-at-Large Clinicians know a substantial number of individuals presenting to the clinic for a routine hearing assessment have hearing loss on their audiogram but self-report good hearing. Just how sizeable is this group? That was a question addressed recently by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A JAMA-Otolaryngology article,…

Read More
psap hearing aid mild hearing loss

JAMA Study: Premium and Basic Hearing Aids Do Not Outperform PSAPs for Mild or Moderate Losses

Since 2015, with the release of the PCAST report, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids have been a hot topic among professionals who work directly with persons with hearing loss. Although OTC hearing aids have not been fully codified by the FDA and does not officially yet exist as a product category, it is believed by many…

Read More
doctor breakdown hearing loss study

JAMA Report Indicates Communication Breakdowns in the Clinic are Cause for Concern

For individuals aged 60 and older, spending time at the doctor’s office is a common occurrence. And, considering the prevalence of hearing loss in older people, it’s not too surprising hearing loss gets in the way of effective communication between the older individual and their healthcare provider during these routine encounters. A recent study, published…

Read More

Older Americans with hearing loss have higher incidence of health problems

People age 70 or over with hearing loss are substantially more likely to have been hospitalized in the past year and to have had more days of self-reported poor health than their contemporaries with normal hearing. So report Dane J. Genther, MD, and colleagues in a Research Letter to appear in this week’s issue of…

Read More