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Hearing Loss & Dementia

Facts & Stats • Hearing loss is associated with a 30–40% accelerated rate of cognitive decline, and a 24% increased risk of cognitive impairment compared to normal hearing • Compared to those with normal hearing, individuals with a mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss have a 2, 3 and 5-fold increased risk of dementia How […]

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Diabetes & Hearing Loss – Silent Partners

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of Canada’s most widespread health concerns, with hearing loss left largely unrecognized and undertreated. Over 3 million people in Canada have diabetes, and an estimated 4.6 million Canadians aged 20 to 79 years have some degree of hearing loss. Given the invisible nature of both, is there a link […]

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How Hearing Loss Affects Your Patients

• Hearing loss is associated with a 24% increase in risk of cognitive decline compared to normal hearing. • Hearing loss is twice as common in adults with diabetes as in those without diabetes. • People with hearing loss experience more bouts of illness than those with good hearing. • 65% of people with hearing […]