In a recent report from the Los Angeles times:
Scientists have traced the roots of dementia back to midlife, a time when hearing loss and changes in speech patterns may signal the onset of cognitive decline.
During the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual international conference in London in July 2017, researchers presented findings on hearing loss and dementia. This included, “The role of hearing in predicting dementia also emerged as an early marker for cognitive decline — but one more amenable to modern fixes.” Read more in the Los Angeles Times’ article
The Campaign for Better Hearing encourages everyone 60 and over to see a hearing care professional each year. As scientists continue to research the ties between hearing loss and cognitive decline, it’s important for you to stay informed. Even if you don’t show signs of dementia, it is important for your brain – as well as your overall wellness – to do what you can to prevent hearing loss.