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Alzheimer's and hearing loss: Are they linked?

Evidence of the connection between unaddressed hearing loss and impaired memory and cognitive function is quickly mounting. Some experts suspect that treating hearing loss early could potentially have a protective effect.

A growing body of research links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function, raising the significance of hearing health to overall cognitive health, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).

BHI is urging people to visit their website to take a free, confidential online hearing check to determine if they need a more comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare professional. BHI’s outreach comes in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month in September and World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21.

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