Brain health in the news

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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

Yishane Lee at Hearing Health Foundation was kind enough to let us know about this blog post on the HHF website. In it, Lee discusses recent research about hearing loss and dementia. In reading the post, I came across the link to a fascinating article in the May issue of The Hearing Journal, that poses the question, “Do hearing aids reduce dementia, or does dementia reduce the use of hearing aids?”

Regardless of the answer to that question, there is a strong correlation between hearing loss and dementia, with greater hearing loss being associated with greater likelihood of dementia. Fortunately, noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable.
Avoid loud noise, turn down the volume, use hearing protection or leave the noisy environment to protect your auditory health. Because if it sounds loud, it’s too loud, and your auditory health is at risk.

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