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Local study links hearing loss to dementia (The Straits Times, Feb 27)
Attach Date 2018/02/27 HIT 129
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. This is significant, given that more than 60 per cent of Singaporeans aged over 60 experience some form of hearing loss, according to the National University of Singapore, which was behind the study, and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Read More

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