Dementia warning: People who struggle to hear conversations at parties may be at risk

Dementia warning: People who struggle to hear conversations at parties may be at risk

Dementia warning: People who struggle to hear conversations at parties may be at risk THERE are about 12 million adults with hearing loss in the UK. This is equivalent to one in five adults. New studies now show that untreated hearing loss could lead to dementia Dementia: Doctor outlines changes to help prevent disease People who struggle to hear conservations in noisy rooms are twice more likely to develop dementia, a study has found. A study, led by researchers at the University of Oxford, showed that difficulty hearing spoken conversations, particularly in noisy environments, is associated with a 91 percent increased risk of dementia. The study authors analysed data from more than 82,000 participants over the age of 60 to identify new dementia risk factors. Lead author on the study, Jonathan Stevenson, said: “Difficulty hearing speech in background noise is one of the most common problems for people with age related hearing impairment. “This is the first study to investigate its association with dementia in a large population.” The researchers found that struggling to follow a conversation in a noisy …
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