Tag Archives: Hearing

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Under nutrition in the preschool years is associated with hearing impairment later in life, a study suggests. Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analysed the relationship between the ... Read More »

Hearing loss could be an early sign of dementia

Dementia can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families, but scientists are still trying to understand exactly why and how it develops, and as yet there is no cure. One of the latest discoveries is that hearing loss could be an early sign of the disease, with researchers at Trinity College Dublin finding an association between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and the ... Read More »