Visiting US Professor talks to Radio NZ about his take on the link between hearing loss and dementia

Hearing loss and dementia……………why the fuss?

Radio New Zealand recently had the opportunity to interview Dr Frank Lin, Professor of Otolaryngology and Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

While on a tour of NZ in March, Dr Lin told Radio New Zealand that research now shows people who have greater hearing loss are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia

These findings correlate with research carried out by Hélène Amieve, Professor of Neuropyschology and Epidemiology of Aging at the University of Bordeaux, who met with leading researchers from Oticon at the Eriksholm Research Centre in Denmark last year, to discuss the impact of her 25-year study on hearing loss and cognitive decline.

To read more and for interviews with Professor Amieve & Dr Frank Lin please click here

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