New research suggests seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing.
While there appears to be a link between hearing loss and dementia in seniors, a lot more study about the reasons for the link is needed. Researchers also plan to look into whether treating hearing loss early may reduce the risk of health problems later in life.
UNC-TV Science: January 24, 2014
Who Said That? How Do Our Brains Answer That Question?