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World Hearing Day 2019!

Birgit Dietz

466 million
people live with disabling hearing loss,
>1 billion young people (12-35 years) are at risk of hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sounds

— https://www.who.int/deafness/en/

... please, do not forget the people living with cognitive impairments! The fact that patients even in mild stages of Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia either do not recognize or misinterpret environmental sounds must be taken into consideration, not only in everyday life, but in particular when patients need to leave their familiar living environment, whether temporarily (e.g. hospitalization) or permanently (e.g. nursing home admission).


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