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Hearing Loss is Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss
Posted by Denis Murnane, Owner, NBC-HIS on January 31, 2014
As more studies present shocking correlations between hearing loss and health issues, I can’t stress enough the importance of treating hearing loss in its early stages. Recently I came across a published study by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D. about how hearing loss is linked to accelerated brain tissue loss. Below is a short excerpt from the publication:
“Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall.”
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