Preliminary studies published in 1989 link dementia and hearing loss. Last week, the New York Times reported on a November 2019 JAMA study suggesting almost any hearing loss predicted correspondingly lower scores on cognitive tests. Separately, a 2017 review of published research on risk factors for dementia that might be modified to prevent or delay the onset of symptoms concluded that hearing loss is the largest factor.
Hearing health IS important! Protect yours.