Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Scary Stat Alert

Twenty percent of us might eventually suffer from dementia according to this IO9 post.
Hearing loss is the kind of ailment that sneaks up on you over time — many people don't even recognize that it's happening). New research shows that its long-term consequences could include dementia. And now, it turns out that hearing loss is far more pervasive than anyone realized.
According to a study published in yesterday's Archives of Internal Medicine over 20% of Americans over the age of 12 suffer from hearing loss in at least one ear — that's about twice as high as previous estimates. As many as 1 in 8 may suffer from hearing loss in both ears.

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