Hearing Loss is Now Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, compared to those with normal hearing. Further, the risk escalates as a person’s hearing loss grows worse. Those with mild hearing impairment are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those with normal hearing.…read more

Struggling to hear in your old age? It could be a sign of dementia, study suggests – as experts say a hearing aid could help prevent cognitive decline

Link between hearing loss and decline in executive function – the brain’s CEO  It was also associated with poorer memory of autobiographical events An aid could improve verbal communication and keep the brain healthy   Hearing loss may be a sign of dementia, according to new research. But a hearing aid could help prevent cognitive…read more

Expert Tips to Protect Your Hearing—And Know When It’s Time for Hearing Aids

Face it: Hearing loss happens. Once we reach a certain age, our fears simply aren’t as sharp as they were in our youth. And that “certain age” is probably younger than you think: Studies suggest that about 40 percent of people ages 55-74 experience age-related hearing loss, and that 10 percent of people ages 45-64 are so severely impaired…read more

Hearing Loss and Dementia: The Silent Connection

By David Steen Martin Hearing loss and dementia are more common as you get older. The latest research shows that’s no coincidence. The two are linked. Scientists are finding more and more evidence that trouble with hearing makes you more likely to go on to have dementia, a condition marked by memory loss and trouble…read more

Health Matters: How to manage hearing loss, prevent hip fractures

By Joshua Wynne on Jan 15, 2018 at 10:02 a.m Q: As I’ve entered my “golden years,” I’m having more trouble hearing and understanding those speaking around me. There is nothing golden about that! Suggestions? A: Isn’t that the truth! Your experience isn’t unique — the frequency of hearing loss doubles during each decade of life. Half of folks…read more

Eric Clapton suffering from hearing loss

By Jessica Sager January 10, 2018 Rock legend Eric Clapton is losing his hearing, but it won’t stop him from taking the stage. “I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs,” Clapton, 72, told BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday (via People). “The only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my 70s and being…read more

Seven reasons to stop putting off hearing health

Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing January 2, 2018 While we’re on the subject of breaking bad habits for the New Year, can we talk about procrastination? According to Dr. Piers Steel, a leading researcher of procrastination, putting things off is pervasive among Americans, and 95 percent of procrastinators wish to change their ways. What’s the…read more

You Asked: Will Earbuds Ruin My Hearing?

You Asked: Will Earbuds Ruin My Hearing? By MARKHAM HEID December 15, 2017 About 48 million Americans have problems hearing, and 20% of children have permanent hearing loss caused mostly by loud-noise exposure, according to statisticsfrom the non-profit Hearing Health Foundation. Considering how many people walk around sporting phone-connected earbuds, it’s natural to wonder whether those little…read more

Hearing issues can have an impact on quality of life

By Drs. Michel Roizen and Mehmet Oz Nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. have less-than-optimal hearing, and 28.8 million of them could benefit from using hearing aids. Unfortunately, fewer than 30 percent have ever used them. If you’re part of that crowd, you are risking both your quality of life and your brain function.…read more