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Hearing loss may be linked to mental decline
- By Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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The Information provided here is superb and the analytical studies prove that hearing loss can be a reason for mental illness too. Good Job Done sir would like to hear again from you.
Am very pleased to read all these and still very interested.Am a Ugandan and live here in Uganda.
i have a sister,she is a round 21yrs of age and she has got a hearing problem and she doesn’t even talk.but she was not born like that,she was very normal and she was also talking like any other person.And at the age of 5yrs she fell sick suffering from Mumps and after healing,we discovered that she no longer talks.Am asking whether there is a possibility of her ever talking or hearing again.Any assistance please my email address is email@example.com and can be contacted on +256774517877.
Thanks and waiting to hear from you.
Mental fitness is as important to the body as physical fitness. Possessing good mental health allows us to be creative, to use our mental abilities to the fullest extent, make the most of opportunities and fight stress. When you’re not mentally fit, it can be difficult to perform complex tasks well. Practicing mental fitness daily will help you achieve and maintain a mentally healthy state.
yeah but not all people who have lost their ability to hear may not be lined to mental decline.. Although there are some but not all.
I have a 9 year old daughter whom is hearing impaired. Why are all of the developmental studies done on the elderly? I understand that they are the large percentage of the demographic whom suffer from hearing loss, but I feel my daughter is suffering greatly in all of the areas discussed in this article. Can anyone advise of a study that has been done on pediatric hearing aide users?
Con nuestro audifono intellitec la mayoria de pacientes recupera audicion y cuando son jovencitos hasta el 100% lo `podemos de mostrar pero debe de ser con pacientes que no hayan usado ningun audifono ya que estan destrozados debido a las amplificaciones que soportado siempre decimos un paciente con una perdida de 75 y 80% que no haya usado audifonos nos gustaria que lo probaran gracias Agustin
Its a very useful articles. I would be happy to publish this asrticles at emedicalpoint.com so that people can be more and more aware about hearing loss.
I do not agree that hearing loss leads to loss of memory or thinking skills. Maybe if you’re 80 years old! My memory is as good as ever and I have significant hearing loss.
If a person w/ hearing loss wears hearing aids like me I find it does really help, but not so much in a really loud background situation . I think they have to be really good hearing aids as well.
Very good post, informative and thorough.
Thank you for this information. I have found it very useful.
I am over 40 and find my ability to hear declining. I am very sensitive to certain noises. Sometimes when my children talk in the back of the car, I don’t seem to hear their conversation, it’s almost like a background noise.Sometimes I think about the time I had ear buds in my ears as a teen listening to music, all the fitness with loud music in a background… Now I am more careful with the way I listen to things, it seems I deal with quiet low noises better. I wonder if there is an exercise to improve my hearing. I also suffer from allergies with buildup of fluid behind my ears. Is this all connected?
I will be checking the “folic acid therapy” we are getting 🙂 I feel am too young to loose hearing or have difficulty hearing.
amazingly we are deficient on B complex and a lot of diabetic patients need B12 shots on regular bases.
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