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Untreated hearing loss and risks of cognitive decline and dementia

Untreated hearing loss usually take its toll on the patient gradually. According to the American Hearing Loss Association of America, almost 50 million Americans suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss. Many of these are those over 65 years. At 75 years, about a half of the population have the problem. Early intervention can help […]

Hearing Loss & Mental Decline: It is Real!

In the April 2016 Journals of Gerontology a large study reporting over a thousand older adults with hearing impairment was published.  The study looked at the impacts of moderate-to-severe hearing loss versus mild loss on memory and cognitive decline.  The findings were remarkable for there being a 55% higher rate of decline in the more severe […]