Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
There is now extensive research connecting hearing loss and cognitive decline, a link which has long been suspected by the medical community
Below are just a few of the research studies which discuss the link between hearing loss, cognitive decline, and dementia.
Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study.
Source: J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 May 1;72(5):703-709. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glw069.
The Case for Preserving Cognition with Hearing Aids
Source: Hearing Review. 2019;26(2)[Feb]:20.
Older Adults With a Combination of Vision and Hearing Impairment Experience Higher Rates of Cognitive Impairment, Functional Dependence, and Worse Outcomes Across a Set of Quality Indicators.
Source: J Aging Health. 2019 Jan;31(1):85-108. doi: 10.1177/0898264317723407. Epub 2017 Aug 13.
Social Disengagement and Incident Cognitive Decline in Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons
Source: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(3):165-173.
Effects of Aging and Adult-Onset Hearing Loss on Cortical Auditory Regions
Source: Front Neurosci. 2016; 10: 199.
Dementia prevention, intervention, and care
Source: The Lancet, Vol. 390, No. 10113
Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia
Source: Arch Neurol. 2011;68(2):214-220. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.362
Auditory threshold, phonologic demand, and incident dementia
Source: Neurology. October 09, 2012; 79 (15)
Hearing loss and cognition in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Source: Neuropsychology, 25(6), 763-770.
Hearing Loss and Cognition Among Older Adults in the United States
Source: The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 66A, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 1131–1136
Hearing Impairment and Cognitive Decline: A Pilot Study Conducted Within the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 181, Issue 9, 1 May 2015, Pages 680–690
Cognitive, Health, and Sociodemographic Predictors of Longitudinal Decline in Hearing Acuity Among Older Adults
Source: The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 67, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 997–1003
Hearing Impairment Affects Dementia Incidence. An Analysis Based on Longitudinal Health Claims Data in Germany
Source: PLOS ONE 11(7): e0156876.
Relationship of hearing loss and dementia: a prospective, population-based study.
Source: Otol Neurotol. 2014;35(5):775-81.
Self‐Reported Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25‐Year Study
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Volume 63, Issue 10, October 2015, Pages 2099-2104
Change in Sensory Functioning Predicts Change in Cognitive Functioning: Results from a 6‐Year Follow‐Up in the Maastricht Aging Study
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Volume 53, Issue 3, March 2005, Pages 374-380
Hearing impairment and risk of Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
Source: Neurol Sci. 2017 Feb;38(2):233-239.
Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults: questions and answers.
Source: Aging Clin Exp Res. 2014 Dec;26(6):567-73. doi: 10.1007/s40520-014-0266-3. Epub 2014 Oct 4.