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High risk of dementia: hearing loss can clarify

Who listens to aged poor, should not take lightly. A recent study found that untreated hearing loss increases Over-50-Year-olds, the risk for dementia, depression, falls, and a heart attack.

Hard of hearing people wearing a hearing aid, run the risk, to develop within ten years of a dementia or Depression, to plunge, or to suffer a heart attack. This shows a current US study in the journal "JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery" was published. The results confirm previous studies that untreated hearing loss is age, with other restrictions of the health, write the authors, led by Dr. Jennifer A. Deal, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

The reasons can only be speculated. The increased risk of dementia could perhaps explain so that the hard of hearing incomprehensible impressions can cognitively process. The increased risk of falling, let, possibly, to the fact not that hard-of-hearing patients perceive their surroundings with all their senses. Conceivable, however, that the hearing loss and other diseases have a common cause, such as vascular disease or inflammation. In this case, the Problem was not solved solely by a hearing aid. The reason for the connection has to be examined, therefore, in further studies in more detail.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from 154.414 Insured of an American insurance. All study participants had taken in two consecutive years, at least twice because of hearing aid use no hearing aid.