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Dementia Predicted By Hearing Loss?

A recent study out of the U.K. found that one third of dementia cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes. The study was published in the Lancet, a British medical journal, and goes into some detail about hearing. The study was published in the Lancet, a British medical journal, and goes into some further detail about hearing. Over a four-year period, the team carried out a range of cognitive tests on the participants aimed at probing memory and mental processing. They reveal that those who had hearing loss at the start of the study were more than twice as likely to be found to have mild cognitive impairment four years later than those with no auditory problems.

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