Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim "my brain is on overload." This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear, and smell. 

Perhaps also not surprising, a growing number of studies have linked compromised sensory functions like poor vision and hearing to a decline in cognitive abilities. The brain, it seems, can do only so much, and when it must struggle to make sense of the world - from reading the words on a page to understanding the spoken word - it may be less able to perform other important tasks. 

While a cause-and-effect relationship has yet to be established, evidence is gradually increasing to suggest that uncorrected deficits in vision and hearing can... READ MORE

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