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A Delay in Getting Hearing Aids Can Mean More than Hearing Trouble

November 3, 2019

From the nextavenue website

A few years ago, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave us yet another reason to worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias: They demonstrated an association between hearing loss and cognitive decline.

Specifically, people with moderate hearing loss were twice as likely to experience cognitive decline as their peers, while those with severe hearing loss faced five times the risk.

But that’s not the only problem people with hearing loss face. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have confirmed that the brain’s ability to process sound — that is, make sense of it — declines as a person’s ability to hear decreases.

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