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Changes Reported in Hearing and Tinnitus Post COVID-19

The unknown long-term health implications for people who have had COVID-19 reach beyond the respiratory system.  As we’ve seen prolonged anosmia (loss of smell), there may also be other long-term health consequences for other organ systems.  Recent studies are showing that more than 1 in 10 COVID-19 adults report a change in their hearing status, when questioned eight weeks after …

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Effects of Hearing Loss on Cognitive Performance

By 2030, 20% of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. They are a population who are more likely to have hearing loss, a sensory impairment that contributes to social isolation, anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline. With increased auditory deprivation and increased cognitive load, the progressive decline of dementia has modifiable risk factors we can address …

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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.

Did you Know . . .

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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