Neuroscience

Having both hearing and vision loss may double risk of dementia

Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression

Women who suffer from vision, hearing or dual sensory loss are more than twice as likely to report depression and anxiety as men who experience the same issues, according to a new study by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Self-reported hearing loss linked to increased risk of dementia

A six-year study of older Australians in CHeBA's Sydney Memory and Ageing Study has uncovered an Australian-first association between the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and increased risk for dementia.

Genetics

Scientists develop new gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material "replaces" the genetic defect and enables ...

Health

Poor sight causes people to overstep the mark

People with vision impairment are more cautious when stepping over obstacles when walking—but increase their risk of falls, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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