Hearing Loss In Older Adults May Compromise Cognitive Resources for Memory

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Hearing Loss

The effort required to correctly hear and identify words may diminish the resources needed to memorize them.

In a new study published in the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science researchers conclude that older adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss may expend so much cognitive energy on hearing accurately that their ability to remember spoken language suffers as a result.