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Hearing Loss and Associated Comorbidities: What Do We Know?

Hamilton Captel

Many studies have linked hearing loss to serious conditions, such as cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, clinical depression, diabetes, heart disease and more. These linkages are often referred to as comorbidities—the simultaneous presence of two or more chronic conditions in an individual. The white paper by Harvey Abrams, Ph.D., focuses on the research literature surrounding seven comorbid conditions associated with hearing loss: social isolation, depression, increased risk of falling, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and even mortality.

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Published:  May 15, 2019
Length:  6
Type:  White Paper