Tag: Speech-in-noise hearing impairment

Speech-in-noise hearing impairment an early sign of dementia

August 4, 2021

Research has found that older adults who have difficulties hearing speech over noisy backgrounds – a condition referred to as “speech-in-noise hearing impairment” – have up to 91% increased risk of developing dementia in later years. Many people with dementia will experience difficultly following speech in a noisy environment i.e. the “cocktail party problem”; these […]

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