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Hearing Loss Tied to Loss of Brain Tissue



Another reason to turn that music down, you whippersnappers! Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging have found that hearing loss is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy.
The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations and diminished physical and mental health overall...

Overall, the scientists report, those with impaired hearing lost more than an additional cubic centimeter of brain tissue each year compared with those with normal hearing.
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