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The Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Did you know that by the time most Americans reach their 70s, two-thirds have hearing loss? Although generally hearing loss and dementia are commonly associated with aging, recent studies show that there is a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive problems including dementia. A Johns Hopkins study by Dr. […]

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How Hearing Loss May Contribute to Dementia

There are three main theories for how hearing loss may contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. Cognitive Load – Because the brain is constantly coping with degraded sounds because its resources are dedicated to processing those sounds, this impairs its other processes such as memory and thinking. Brain Atrophy – […]