The Link between Hearing Loss and Dementia

According to Herbert, Weuve, Scherr and Evans (2013), 4.7 million Americans over the age of 65 were diagnosed with dementia. Audiology today (2014) reports 40% of those over 65 years old will present with hearing loss and 66% over 75 will have hearing loss. In 2011, a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline was discovered. How has hearing loss …