The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

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The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Both dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease, and hearing impairment are most prevalent among seniors. In the United States, one in three people ages 65 to 74 is affected by hearing loss, while 3% of that demographic has Alzheimer’s. Hearing loss has also been associated with cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia. An article published in the journal Aging and Mental Health noted that, “… hearing impairment is independently associated with a 30-40% rate of accelerated…

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