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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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  • No Hearing Aids? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative to 'Speak Up!'

    An estimated one zillion older people have a problem like mine. First: We notice age-related hearing loss. A much-anticipated report on hearing health from the National Academies of Sciences,…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/health/hearing-aid-alternatives.html?_r=0

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  • Hearing Aids at the Mall? Congress Could Make it Happen

    A few years hence, when you’ve finally tired of turning up the TV volume and making dinner reservations at 5:30 p.m. because any later and the place gets too loud, you may go shopping. Perhaps you’…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/health/hearing-aids-congress.html

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  • Sounds Good: Study Finds Some Drugstore Devices Work as Well As Prescription Hearing Aids

    Hearing aids are expensive, but there could be cheaper options. That’s according to findings from a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Researchers there found that personal sound…

    https://wfpl.org/sounds-good-study-finds-some-drugstore-devices-work-as-well-as-prescription-hearing-aids/

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  • A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?

    A  handful of over-the-counter "personal sound amplification products" fared as well as an expensive hearing aid in helping people pick up more words in conversation, researchers report.  While the…

    https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20170705/a-cheaper-alternative-to-hearing-aids#1

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  • Study Boosts Case for OTC Hearing Aids

    In a highly controlled comparison study, several over-the-counter hearing assistance devices performed almost as well as a conventional hearing aid that cost thousands of dollars more. Three of five…

    https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/fdageneral/66400

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  • What? Hearing Loss Expected to Rise Dramatically

    If you fear you’re going to spend your “golden years” with a hand cupped behind your ear, saying “Eh, what?” you may not be all that wrong. And some younger people may be joining you. According to…

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/hearing-loss-expected-to-rise#3

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  • Hearing Loss may double in the U.S by 2060, Study Warns

    As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report. Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44…

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hearing-loss-may-double-in-the-u-s-by-2060/

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