Advances & More News / Newly reported from the USA: Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia

Moderate-to-severe hearing loss is associated with a higher prevalence of dementia among U.S. older adults, according to research published in the Jan. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Alison R. Huang, Ph.D., from the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and colleagues estimated the cross-sectional association of audiometric hearing loss and hearing aid use with dementia among community-dwelling older adults. The analysis included 2,413 Medicare beneficiaries. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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