Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can cochlear implants slow dementia in older adults?

Recent studies have shown a strong link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, with severe hearing loss increasing the risk of cognitive decline by up to fivefold. Dr. Nicholas Deep, a Mayo Clinic ear and skull base ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study finds major hearing difficulties in people over 90

A study from the University of Gothenburg examined a scarcely studied group in the context of hearing: People over 90. When it comes to age and hearing problems, we often talk about younger elderly (65–79 years) and older ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hearing impairment may lead to depression, isolation, dementia

If you've ever found yourself repeating parts of a conversation for an older person or walking into a room where they've turned the TV up full blast, you might have discovered more than just a typical byproduct of aging.


Insurance doesn't always cover hearing aids for kids

Joyce Shen was devastated when doctors said her firstborn, Emory, hadn't passed her newborn hearing screening. Emory was diagnosed with profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears as an infant, meaning sounds are extremely ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Prevalence of hearing loss in seniors increases with age

Older adults have a high prevalence of hearing loss, which increases with age, reaching 96.2 percent for those aged 90 years and older, according to a study published online July 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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