The Johns Hopkins Study on Hearing and Cognition

 Starting in 2010 Dr Frank Lin and colleagues commenced publishing results of studies of hearing loss and dementia, arriving at essentially the same conclusions using two paradigms and two different, large subject cohorts.  At the time, a Huffington Post article provided a good summary for lay readers of two studies loosely referred to as The Johns Hopkins…

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A Compendium of Research Studies and Reports on Aging and Hearing

Last week’s post on aging and hearing loss concluded that “there is ongoing research to guide present-day decision-making” by consumers and providers. Today’s post contains the promised list of research projects and articles, provided here for easy access and review by all those who believe that hearing health matters.        Clinical Studies   As examples,…

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Aging and Hearing Loss: Data-Driven Studies for Consumers and Audiologists

For years, our field and industry have been bandying around rule-of-thumb statistics, chief among them that somewhere between 25-50% of people 65 and over have hearing loss that is sufficient to interfere with normal communication.  Who knows where that statistic came from? It’s a heuristic that’s gained the mantel of truth over time.  And the stated range of 25…

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