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Dementia

16 February 2011

Hearing loss linked to dementia

Elderly people with hearing loss have a greater chance of developing dementia, a risk that increases as their deafness worsens, according to a new report.

Elderly people with hearing loss have a greater chance of developing dementia, a risk that increases as their deafness worsens, according to a new report.

Of the participants, 125 had mild hearing loss (25 to 40 decibels), 53 had moderate hearing loss (41 to 70 decibels) and six had severe hearing loss (more than 70 decibels).

 

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