老年痴呆与助听器


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Professor Frank Lin of Johns Hopkins University conducted in-depth research in the field of hearing. By analyzing the correlation between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease, it is proved that deafness is not only the damage of the auditory organs, but also the central nervous system and the brain of the patient. The disposition of information processing, which has become one of the diseases that threaten human health.

The research team led by Professor Lin first discovered that hearing loss is an independent cause of Alzheimer's disease. After a 12-year survey of 600 men and women between the ages of 36 and 90, it was found that even those who had mild hearing loss were compared with those with normal hearing, even if age and other factors were excluded. The likelihood of suffering from dementia is twice as high; for those with moderate hearing loss, this number is tripled; for those with severe hearing loss, it is five times higher. Among participants over the age of 60, 36.4% of people with dementia were associated with hearing loss. Although no studies have shown that wearing a hearing aid can reduce the risk of dementia, it is important to note that for subjects with a hearing loss of more than 25 dBHL, the risk of Alzheimer's disease increases by 20% for every 10 dB increase in threshold.

In addition, Professor Lin also found that about 9% of the subjects had different degrees of dementia during the study period, and that the worse the hearing, the more serious the dementia, in other words, if they had hearing Loss will greatly increase the chance of suffering from dementia.

Therefore, delay and compensation after hearing impairment are particularly important. Older people can delay hearing loss by exercising and adjusting their diet. For those who have already lost hearing, hearing aids or cochlear implants can be used to compensate for hearing and delay hearing. Further decline.

The Voice of the Sea audiologist recommends: old-aged ear mites should be equipped with hearing aids early! Please wait until the loss is serious and regret it!

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