Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia

March 13, 2017

Research about hearing loss and how it is related to dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease has become more common in medical journals over the past decade. Important long-term studies have revealed a very strong link between hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

Seniors with untreated hearing loss were found to develop dementia sooner than their normal-hearing peers. The study also indicated that the more severe the hearing loss, the greater the likelihood of developing a cognitive disorder. Those who had normal hearing or wore hearing instruments for their hearing loss had less diagnoses of dementia or milder cases of dementia than those with untreated hearing loss.

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