Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hearing Loss is Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline

  Cognitive testing was performed on 1,984 older adults at five, eight, ten and eleven years. A total of 1,162 individuals with baseline hearing loss had 41% and 32% greater scores on 3MS and Digit Symbol substitution Tests respectively compared to those with normal hearing.
  The conclusion, those with hearing loss had a 24% increased risk for cognitive impairment.
JAMA online Jan 21, 2013

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