New links found between untreated hearing loss and dementia

Studies over the years have looked at the possible link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery found age-related hearing loss to be significantly associated with a decline in “all main cognitive domains with increased risk for cognitive impairment and incident dementia”. By treating hearing loss, you can play a role in mitigating one of the risk factors associated with dementia. 

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