Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study.

@article{Deal2016HearingIA,
  title={Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study.},
  author={Jennifer Anne Deal and Josh Betz and Kristine Yaffe and Tamara B. Harris and Elizabeth Purchase-Helzner and Suzanne Satterfield and Sheila R. Pratt and Nandini Govil and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Frank R Lin},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={
          703-709
        }
}
Background Age-related peripheral hearing impairment (HI) is prevalent, treatable, and may be a risk factor for dementia in older adults. In prospective analysis, we quantified the association of HI with incident dementia and with domain-specific cognitive decline in memory, perceptual speed, and processing speed. Methods Data were from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study, a biracial cohort of well-functioning adults aged 70-79 years. Dementia was defined using a… CONTINUE READING
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