If you’re a regular reader of the Starkey blog, you know we write a lot about hearing loss and its link to cognitive decline and dementia. We write a lot about it because — of all the quality-of-life issues that hearing loss is linked to (and there are plenty) — those two are arguably the most serious.
Especially among the aging population and those who care for them, the prospect and actuality of cognitive decline weigh heavy.
So we write a lot about it because:
- The majority of older adults have hearing loss.
- Hearing loss is shown time and again to increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
- But data like today’s hearing fact prove that treating hearing loss can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss.
If you knew doing something easy could potentially prevent something you definitely don’t want, wouldn’t you at least look into it?
That’s why we write about this subject so much.
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P.S. The 5 million number comes from the World Health Organization's fact sheet stating that "currently more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide."