Brain pathologies were associated with hearing impairment in a large autopsy sample

Takeaway

  • Neurofibrillary neurodegeneration, but not other pathologies, was associated with hearing impairment prior to the onset of cognitive impairment.

Why this matters

    Evidence has shown an association between age-related hearing impairment and risk of dementia, however further studies are required to discover if specific neuropathologies are involved.