Researchers with the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging have found a strong association between hearing loss and dementia. When compared to individuals with normal hearing, those with mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss had, respectively, a 2, 3, and 5 fold, increased risk of developing dementia over the 18 year study. This correlation held true even when age, diabetes, hypertension, and other confounders were ruled out.

LifeTip: Have your hearing tested by an audiologist, and if needed, wear hearing aids to hear better and to protect your brain. Watch “Defeat Dementia Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.

Adapted from PositiveChoices.com

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