Hearing Loss and Dementia: Lesson Plan

New research suggests seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing.

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Alignment to NC Essential Standards

  • 12.B.1.4 — Evaluate the extent to which biology impacts behaviors related to sensation, motivation, emotion and consciousness.


Watch the NC Science Now video Hearing Loss and Dementia.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How many Americans suffer from hearing loss?
  2. Define tinnitus.
  3. Describe the connection between hearing loss and increased social isolation.
  4. Why do you think hearing loss can lead to dementia?

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