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Dementia and Hearing Loss: Listen Up!

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 19, 2013 2:36:13 PM

Johns Hopkins Researchers Implicate Hearing Loss In Dementia Development In Seniors

Can you name the most popular electronic gadget in the senior citizen community? Nope, it’s not the iPhone, but rather the hearing aid. Hearing loss has long been heralded as the quintessential sign of aging, right up there with ear hair growth and retirement. However innocuous the latter two events, though, researchers are beginning to grow more interested in hearing loss. A team at Johns Hopkins University in particular has found a frighteningly strong association between hearing loss and the development of dementia. Dementia refers to an overall decline of cognitive ability and manifests in different forms, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.

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