Hearing loss and incident dementia.

  title={Hearing loss and incident dementia.},
  author={F. R. Lin and E. Jeffrey Metter and Richard J. O'Brien and Susan M. Resnick and Alan B. Zonderman and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={68 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hearing loss is associated with incident all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD). DESIGN Prospective study of 639 individuals who underwent audiometric testing and were dementia free in 1990 to 1994. Hearing loss was defined by a pure-tone average of hearing thresholds at 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz in the better-hearing ear (normal, <25 dB [n = 455]; mild loss, 25-40 dB [n = 125]; moderate loss, 41-70 dB [n = 53]; and severe loss, >70 dB [n = 6]). Diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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