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How dementia and hearing loss are linked

Studies have shown that patients with hearing loss may be two to five times more likely to develop dementia, depending on the severity of their hearing problems

After the circuit breaker ended on June 1, more patients have come forward to seek help for their hearing loss.

Seeking early treatment for hearing loss is advantageous as it gets more challenging to adapt to hearing aids the longer one has lived with untreated hearing loss.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2020, with the headline 'How dementia and hearing loss are linked'. Print Edition | Subscribe