A study in 2003 by NCOA showed individuals with hearing loss (treated or untreated) were 50% more likely to experience depression. Other studies have shown that women are more likely to experience symptoms of depression (lasting more than two weeks) than men.
Both depression and social isolation can increase the likelihood of cognitive decline, due to the lack of interaction those patients may be experiencing.
Studies at the University of Colorado have suggested that straining to understand sounds can become too much for the brain to process. This can lead to cognitive issues such as short-term memory loss and problem-solving skills.
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