Hearing loss and cognitive decline

Aug 22, 2023 | Dona Locke | @DrDonaLocke | Comments (11)

In the HABIT program, we often "hear" the excuse that someone doesn't have a memory problem, they just have a hearing problem. For that reason, we've always advocated that our patients have their hearing evaluated and hearing corrected if hearing impairment is discovered. Typically, once hearing is corrected as much as possible, our patients (and their partners) come to understand that the reason they didn't remember something really isn't just a hearing issue--it is memory issue or Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Recently, Mayo Clinic News Network highlighted the additional importance for correcting hearing impairment: using hearing aids can actually slow cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss!

Take a look at that news announcement here, and then go get your hearing aid fitting scheduled!

Interested in more newsfeed posts like this? Go to the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) blog.

I recently watched a you tube video of a English doctor that said they were different types of tinnitus. If there is no hearing loss, it could be stress related. I have tinnitus 24/7 . Definitely stress related as it sometimes gets weaker and other times louder.

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