Jane Brody writes that you can keep your brain healthy by protecting your hearing. Dr. Fink says the evidence is clear that hearing loss significantly affects brain function.
There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.
Can hearing aids delay the development of dementia? A recent study says yes, people with hearing loss should get hearing aids. Everyone else should prevent hearing loss.
A Taiwanese study reports an association between hearing loss and dementia, mirroring similar studies in the U.S. Avoiding loud noise may preserve a lot more than your hearing.
Better hearing and sight can help keep memory sharper, says Dr. Daniel Fink. So why doesn’t the medical establishment take the lead in promoting the prevention of hearing and sight damage?