Photo credit: Kindel Media from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On The Conversation, Thomas Littlejohns, an epidemiologist at Oxford, discusses his recent scientific publication about the link between hearing loss and dementia. This relationship is not new. The most common test for hearing loss is standard pure-tone threshold audiometry, but in
Photo credit: Matthias Zomer from Pexels by Tricia Glass When was the last time you were enveloped in quiet? Quiet moments have become a luxury, as have the silent backdrops that make it possible to detect wind rustling treetops or a whispered secret. In cities, suburbs and even in rural settings, man-made sounds – highway
Another study shows association of hearing loss with cognitive decline, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. But while correlation isn’t causation, this study supports others in the EU and U.S.
Can preventing hearing loss now prevent dementia later? Recent research indicates the answer is yes. Rather than treating hearing loss later, protect your hearing now and you may avoid dementia.
New Zealand researchers confirm that hearing loss is probably a dementia risk factor. Avoiding noise, then, will do more than just protect hearing.