A study of nearly a million people 65 and older, researchers found that after four years, those who got at least one flu shot were 40-percent less likely to develop the brain disease than a similar group of unvaccinated people.
Inability to hear conversation in a noisy environment is a dementia risk factor. Addressing hearing impairment early is a promising target for dementia prevention given the availability of cost-effective interventions.
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. This is likely due to the fact that other health conditions---such as osteoporosis--affect the functional health of the ears.
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Studies indicate that diabetics are twice as likely to develop hearing loss than those without blood glucose problems. Even folks with prediabetes are 30% more at risk. Diabetics should get free hearing screenings often to get appropriate treatment options.