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  • Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

    Hearing loss has long been considered a normal, and thus acceptable, part of aging. It is common: Estimates suggest that it affects two out of three adults age 70 and older. It is also rarely treated…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/magazine/hearing-loss-dementia-alzheimers.html

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  • For Better Brain Health, Preserve Your Hearing

    Every now and then I write a column as much to push myself to act as to inform and motivate my readers. What follows is a prime example. Last year in a column entitled “Hearing Loss Threatens Mind,…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/well/live/brain-health-hearing-dementia-alzheimers.html

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  • Hearing Aids are Getting Smarter

    The Wall Street Journal - September 15, 2019 Medical devices and consumer electronics are converging to create a new generation of hearing aids. The latest devices—using wireless technology,…

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/hearing-aids-are-getting-smarter-11568599441

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  • Cures for Hearing Loss May Be Found in New Drugs

    Scientists are pursuing the first medicines to treat hearing loss. Today’s principal treatments—hearing aids and electronic devices called cochlear implants—help many people who have suffered damage…

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/cures-for-hearing-loss-may-be-found-in-new-drugs-11568599440?mod=e2tw

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  • Untreated Hearing Loss Linked To Loneliness And Isolation For Seniors

    When Anne Madison could no longer hear her microwave beep, she assumed that her appliance needed repair. In fact, the machine worked well, but her confusion foreshadowed a frustrating struggle: a…

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/12/760231279/untreated-hearing-loss-linked-to-loneliness-and-isolation-for-seniors

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  • Listen Up: Hearing Aids May Do More Than Just Treat Hearing Loss

    Age-related hearing loss is rarely dramatic, happening slowly over time, robbing older people of snippets of conversation and leaving them unable to filter out background noise as well as they once…

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristengerencher/2019/09/11/listen-up-hearing-aids-may-do-more-than-just-treat-hearing-los

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  • Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb

    Poor hearing is not just an annoying inconvenience. The earsplitting sound of ambulance sirens in New York City is surely hastening the day when I and many others repeatedly subjected to such noise…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/well/live/hearing-loss-threatens-mind-life-and-limb.html

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  • New Cochlear Center will test whether treating age related hearing loss can delay dementia

    Once considered an inconvenience of getting older, age-related hearing loss has emerged as a critical public health issue. When Frank Lin, MD, PhD ’08, looks up from his desk, his eyes often fall…

    https://magazine.jhsph.edu/2018/new-cochlear-center-will-test-whether-treating-age-related-hearing-loss-can-delay-dementia

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  • What we know about the link between hearing loss and dementia

    The Question - My father is going deaf, but he refuses to wear a hearing aid. Is there any way to make him come to his senses? The Answer....

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/what-we-know-about-the-link-between-hearing-loss-and-dementia/article37761654/

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  • Vision and Hearing Loss are Tied to Cognitive Decline

    Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan,…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/well/vision-and-hearing-loss-are-tied-to-cognitive-decline.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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