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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:21 AM

Hearing loss in 'brain decline link'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21120024


The brains of elderly patients with hearing loss appear to decline more rapidly than those with full hearing, a US study shows.

Suggested explanations include rewiring of the brain as hearing declines or social isolation caused by not being able to communicate.

The researchers hope that treating hearing loss can slow the onset of cognitive decline and dementia.

The study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:25 AM

1. My mother is 88

and hard of hearing but can still do interest calculations just using mental arithmetic. She does however suffer from bouts of short term memory loss.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:37 AM

2. My Mom is 87 and deaf

 

I cannot imagine how it must be. she is pretty rapid decline now mentally as well as physically.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:03 PM

3. My dad is hard of hearing and still does the NYT magazine cross word puzzle

He finally got two different hearing aids, that helps.

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