Hearing Loss is linked to Memory Loss

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study of 1,984 seniors aged 75 to 84 with it’s findings published in the JAMA/Internal Medicine.

The basic findings were that older adults with even mild-to-moderate hearing loss may experience a decline in brain function up to 41% faster or three year sooner than those not hearing impaired.

Reason: It seems the brain works harder to process sounds rather than directing energy to memory and thinking. Additionally, social isolation that occurs in the hearing impaired may result in cognitive decline.

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