Loss of hearing ability seems to go along with aging, according to many studies. About a third of Americans between ages of 65 and 74 have hearing problems, for those older than 85 the figure goes up to 50 percent.
Having hearing loss indicated a 30 to 40 percent accelerated rate of cognitive decline and 24 per cent increased risk for cognitive impairment
This is according to Medicinenet.com.
Hearing loss in older people appears to signal accelerated cognitive decline and impairment in a study of men and women with an average age of 77, reported by JAMA Internal Medicine. Here …