hearing loss and dementia link

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

by Stephen Yontz, President of FitHearing, LLC Hearing loss affects over 48 million people in the U.S., according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, and puts them at greater risk for cognitive decline and even dementia. The age group affected by the greatest amount of hearing loss are those between 60-69 years old.  Dr.…

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The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Over the past few years, multiple studies have found a link between hearing loss and an increased risk for dementia. Whether it’s a causational or correlational relationship is still being researched, but the relationship is there. Across all studies, people with hearing loss showed greater signs of cognitive decline. There are three main reasons hearing…

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Life, Longevity,Cognitive Decline, Hearing Loss… More Connected Than We Used to Think

HHTM Staff: For several years, we’ve been reporting on correlations linking hearing loss and Alzheimers, depression, cognitive decline, social isolation, general health, and Quality of Life (QoL) measures.  Correlation does not imply causality, but the data keep coming, forging stronger links between healthy hearing and healthy living.  November is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and…

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Cheers! Hearing Health, Dementia Prevention and Beer May Mix

HHTM Staff: Regular readers of HHTM know that we are keenly interested in research related to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as well as general aspects of physical and mental health, especially as they relate to hearing loss.  Links between uncorrected hearing loss and mental disorders (depression, dementia) are fast becoming clear, though causal relationships…

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