Risks of Hearing Loss in Our Aging Population

May 21, 2014

By Marty Barnum, CSC, MA. Research out of Johns Hopkins Medical Center is showing a correlation between hearing loss, falls, and dementia in people over the age of 50. People in this age group who have a hearing loss, are at higher risk for falls and for dementia. And not only is the risk higher for the onset of dementia, but also for a faster decline in functioning.

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