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Hearing Loss Speeds Up Dementia, Cognitive Decline In Elderly

Posted by 4starshost.com on January 26, 2013

A new study has found a troubling link between hearing loss and dementia: Hearing specialists from Johns Hopkins report that hearing-impaired adults between the ages of 75 and 84 were more likely to experience cognitive and memory problems than those in the same age range with normal hearing. In fact, those study participants who had hearing problems experienced cognitive decline 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

 

 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/23/hearing-loss-speeds-up-dementia-cognitive-decline-in-elderly_n_2527597.html

 

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