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Age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline. The potential mechanisms linking the two.

  • Dementia: One of the largest modifiable risk factor for dementia.
  • Mid-life hearing loss, if eliminated, might reduce the risk of dementia by 9%.
  • Theory: Hearing loss causes the brain to put extreme effort into listening diverting it from cognitive tasks. Therefore, continually reducing the amount of cognitive function.
  • Age-related hearing loss is associated with smaller brain volume and that hearing impairment causes accelerated rates of brain atrophy.
  • Studies have found that elderly individuals with audiometric-defined hearing loss have decreased volumes in their primary auditory cortex and or total brain volume.
  • Use-it-or-lose-it. If one does not continue to use his or her listening and processing abilities, he or she might lose those abilities.

CITATION: Uchida, Y., et. Al. (2018). Age-Related Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline- The Potential Mechanisms Linking The Two. Auris Nasus Larynx (46), 1-9.

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