Numerous studies over the years have looked into the link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline and dementia. We’ve shared many of the findings in past blogs, including:
- Adults with hearing loss experience a 30-40 percent faster decline in cognitive abilities.
- Adults with hearing loss are up to five times more likely to develop dementia.
- Hearing loss is linked to accelerated brain shrinkage loss.
Recently, a scientific review of dozens of these studies confirmed the link.
The review goes on to discuss new thinking that a preventative strategy for dementia — by reducing proven risk factors — may be more beneficial than post-diagnosis therapy.
Hearing loss not only is one of the proven risk factors, it’s one that can easily be reduced through treatment. Learn more here.
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