If you want to keep your brain healthy, you might want to start by getting your hearing checked. A growing body of research has found a strong link between cognitive health and hearing loss. Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins University found that the risk of dementia was substantially higher among patients with hearing loss in a landmark study in 2013, while recently published research in The Lancet found that hearing loss was the top modifiable risk factor for dementia.

To learn more about the connection between overall wellness, read “Want a Healthy Brain? Check your Ears.” in the San Jose Mercury News.

*LIN FR, YAFFE K, XIA J, ET AL. HEARING LOSS AND COGNITIVE DECLINE IN OLDER ADULTS. JAMA INTERN MED.2013;173(4):293–299. DOI:10.1001/JAMAINTERNMED.2013.1868LIVINGSTON G, SOMMERLAD A, ET. AL. DEMENTIA PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND CARE. THE LANCET. 2017; 390(10113(:2673-2734. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31363-6

**LIVINGSTON G, SOMMERLAD A, ET. AL. DEMENTIA PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND CARE. THE LANCET. 2017; 390(10113(:2673-2734. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31363-6