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Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss...

Frank Lin., M.D. Ph.D

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Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests.

Frank Lin., M.D. Ph.D

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Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

Hearing loss is associated with depression among adults, especially women and those younger than age 70, according to new research. In the new study, as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased – from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 percent in those who did...

Robert Frisina, Director of the Global Center for Hearing & Speech Research

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Hearing Loss Tied to Increased Hospitalization

Compared with individuals with normal hearing, individuals with Hearing Loss were 32% more likely to have a history of hospitalization in the past year and have more hospitalizations and poorer self-reported health. Further, individuals over 70 were 36% more likely to have reported prolonged illness and/or injury over the past 12 months.

The Journal of the American Medical Association

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Hearing Loss Tied to Cardiovascular Disease

There is a small but statistically significant association of cardiovascular disease and hearing status in the elderly that is greater for women than men and more in the low than the high frequencies.

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Can the use of amplification prevent the effects of auditory deprivation in adults with sensorineural hearing loss?

Uncorrected hearing loss represents an auditory disability involving reduced speech recognition ability, especially in difficult environments, and reduced ability to detect, identify and localize sounds. This affects the lives of both the hearing-impaired person and significant others. The hearing-impaired person is not always aware of all the consequences.

Stig Arlinger, PhD (AUD)  

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