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Hearing loss linked to worse cognitive function in Hispanic/Latino American adults

20/07/2021 06:00am | 1770 views

Hearing loss is associated with worse scores on learning and memory tests, according to a recent study conducted in Hispanic/Latino Americans between the ages of 45 and 74. The study also detected a link between poor learning and memory performance and high levels of sugar in the blood, which is a sign of diabetes and a risk factor for heart disease. The findings were published recently in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

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Nearly 1 In 7 Hispanic/Latino Adults Has Some Hearing Loss

17/09/2015 12:00pm | 6866 views

In the largest study to date of hearing loss among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States, researchers have found that nearly 1 in 7 has hearing loss, a number similar to the general population prevalence.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of theU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making importantdiscoveries that improve health and save lives.