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Dementia and Hearing Loss: There May Be a Link

March 1, 2017

Growing evidence indicates that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. Hearing aids can improve the negative effects of hearing loss on the brain. Your hearing and your brain Think of hearing as a partnership between your ears and your brain. When someone speaks, your brain processes the sounds so that you can understand them. That’s called cognitive load. When you have untreated hearing loss, the speech signals coming in ...

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