Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults: Questions and answers

Roberto Bernabei, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Stefania Maggi, Alessandra Marengoni, Alessandro Martini, Maurizio Memo, Sergio Pecorelli, Andrea P. Peracino, Nicola Quaranta, Roberto Stella, Frank R. Lin

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Abstract

The association between hearing impairment, the diagnosis of dementia, and the role of sensory therapy has been proposed for some time, but further research is needed. Current understanding of this association requires the commitment of those experts who can integrate experience and research from several fields to be able to understand the link from hearing to dementia. A workshop whose panelists included experts from many areas, ranging from ear, nose and throat (ENT) to dementia’s specialists, was promoted and organized by the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation (Milan, Italy; Houston, TX, USA) to increase the awareness of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia, and included questions and comments following a presentation from the clinical researcher, Frank Lin, who has been evaluating the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline since 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-573
Number of pages7
JournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Cognitive decline
  • Dementia
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Sensory therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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