The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia
It’s long been suspected that hearing is critical to healthy brain function. Here are some articles related to hearing loss and dementia:
Source: AARP – Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia – Can getting a hearing aid help prevent memory loss?
by Katherine Griffin, AARP, August 8, 2013
Source: JAMA Neurology – Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia
February 14, 2011, Vol 68, No. 2
Source: New York Times – Could Hearing Loss and Dementia Be Connected
February 11, 2013 (Interview by PAM BELLUCK)
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
A recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that hearing impairment was more prevalent among adults with diabetes. Read it Here
Age Related Hearing Loss
These are the results of a large-scale, national survey by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to document the effects of hearing loss and lack of treatment among older Americans. The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons
Ototoxicity & Tinnitus
A number of commonly used medications can potentially cause damage to a patient’s hearing. The League for the Hard of Hearing has produced a list of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can cause hearing loss.