The relationship between hearing impairment and cognitive function: a meta‐analysis in adults

@article{Taljaard2016TheRB,
  title={The relationship between hearing impairment and cognitive function: a meta‐analysis in adults},
  author={Dunay Schmulian Taljaard and Michelle Olaithe and Christopher G. Brennan-Jones and Robert H. Eikelboom and Romola S. Bucks},
  journal={Clinical Otolaryngology},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={718 - 729}
}
Hearing loss affects over 1.23 billion people globally. It has been proposed that hearing impairment negatively impacts on cognition. Some studies have demonstrated a faster rate of decline in cognition, and increased risk of incident all‐cause dementia. This finding is not ubiquitous. This study used meta‐analysis to examine the evidence‐base regarding the relationship between hearing and cognition. 
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