Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of...

Hearing Loss Linked to Three-Fold Risk of Falling

Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may be a risk factor for another huge public health problem, falls. Lin, an assistant...

More Suffer from Hearing Loss than Expected, Study Shows

The prevalence of hearing loss in the U.S. population has been estimated from self-reported data1 or in age-restricted cohorts2. These estimates may not accurately reflect the true burden of hearingloss in the U.S. We estimated the overall prevalence of audiometric...

Hearing Loss Accelerates Brain Function Decline in Older Adults

Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins. In the study, volunteers with hearing loss undergoing repeated...