The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs…   A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual …

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Bend Residents Should Heed: Hearing Loss in Older Adults is Currently Under-Treated

The following report from Consumer News has important information for Bend residents. The report underscores the importance of selecting a qualified Audiologist for screening and treatment. Most Audiologists have a Doctor of Audiology degree with specialized training in the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of hearing disorders. By virtue of their advanced education, professional certification, and licensure, Audiologists are exceptionally qualified to provide a full range of services, from consultation and diagnosis, hearing aid fitting and programming, to post-fitting counseling and rehabilitation. Dr. Li-Korotky has AuD, PhD, and MD credentials with 20+ years of clinical and research experience, with more …

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