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A Delay in Getting Hearing Aids Can Mean More than Hearing Trouble

A few years ago, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave us yet another reason to worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias: They demonstrated an association between hearing loss and cognitive decline. Specifically, people with moderate hearing loss were twice as likely to experience cognitive decline as their peers, while…

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An Afternoon in a Cemetery

On an unseasonably hot day in June when the temperature was forecast to be in the 90s, I packed several bottles of water, snacks and a couple of books on death (conveniently, my shelves are full of them) and drove to Oakland Cemetery in a historic neighborhood of my hometown of Iowa City, Iowa. I…

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A Delay in Getting Hearing Aids Can Mean More than Hearing Trouble

A few years ago, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave us yet another reason to worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias: They demonstrated an association between hearing loss and cognitive decline. Specifically, people with moderate hearing loss were twice as likely to experience cognitive decline as their peers, while…

The post A Delay in Getting Hearing Aids Can Mean More than Hearing Trouble appeared first on Next Avenue.

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