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Hearing Loss is a Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia

The comprehension of language requires an exchange of information between the auditory cortex and frontal cortex. Hearing loss causes a negative relationship between sensory input and cognitive function. Early intervention with treatment and aural rehabilitation restores sensory underload and eases cognitive overload. Enjoy this month’s article.

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Hearing Loss Impacts Brain Function? Complete Hearing is now screening cognitive function with CogniVue – the first FDA approved digital screening tool for cognition. The Lancet, one of the top 5 medical journals in the world, finds hearing loss in midlife to be one of the largest modifiable risk factors for dementia. Simply put; treating …

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Smokers are Almost 2x More Likely

Smokers are almost 2x more likely to have hearing loss than non-smokers. According to the CDC, cigarette smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every year. Cigarette smoking not only affects the vascular supply to the inner ear, but chronic nicotine use can also impair neurotransmitter function, adversely affecting the brain’s ability to interpret sound. …

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