Danny W. Gnewikow, PhD, FAAA
Audiologist, CCC
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Relationship between Dementia and Hearing Loss

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There is currently a significant amount of research looking at a possible relationship between dementia and hearing loss. The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) has issued a statement addressing the effects of untreated hearing loss on cognitive processing. According to Sergei Kochkin, PhD, BHI’s Executive Director, “When an individual has both Alzheimer’s and hearing loss, many of the symptoms of hearing loss can interact with those common to Alzheimer’s, making the disease more difficult than it might be if the hearing loss had been addressed.” “By effectively managing the hearing loss with hearing aids, quality of life and ease of communication for both the patient and caregiver can be greatly improved.”