Link between dementia and loss of hearing in older Singaporeans

Older Singaporeans who lose their hearing are 2.3 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia, a local study has found.

Early diagnosis and intervention for hearing loss could therefore potentially delay dementia and cognitive decline, experts say.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Link between dementia and loss of hearing in older S'poreans'. Subscribe