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HearingaidHearing experts at Johns Hopkins University found in one study that hearing loss may come with some serious long-term consequences to healthy brain functioning. All study participants had normal brain function when the study began, according to senior study investigator Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Over the six years that the study took place, the researchers found through generally accepted cognitive testing, that there was a decided decline in those who had hearing loss.

Read full article on HealthCentral about the effect of untreated hearing loss on the aging brain:

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