2.15.2011

Dementia and Hearing Link Solidified
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Above, Two men With Ears Strive to listen...


Researchers led by Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins have found that for every 10 decibels of hearing loss there may be a corresponding link to a greater probability of Alzheimer's incidence of approximately 20%! What this means, as researchers have surmised, is that tonal sensitivity is a promising new measure for the condition. Similarly, olfactory sensation decline also is linked to the onset of Alzheimer's.

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