Hearing Loss Contributes to Dementia
The UK-based medical organization The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care recently released a report identifying a number of behavior modifications that can reduce the risk of dementia later in life. As shown in this diagram, reducing hearing loss has the greatest impact on the prevention of dementia at 9% overall. We encourage all of our patients to actively protect their hearing to prevent hearing loss. And if you already suffer from hearing loss, it has become increasingly clear that the treatment of hearing loss with amplification will potentially improve cognition later in life and slow the progress of dementia.