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Anyone have any experience with sudden hearing loss and dementia? Are they related?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No experience

Any sudden change like that would be an emergency, such as a stroke or infection of the brain inner ear.
Since dementia is just a general term which could include multi-infarct dementia due to multple strokes, one of them could affect the hearing areas. Also if the person lost speech, which is common in a stroke, you might not easily know if they lost hearing or just the ability to respond.

In brief: No experience

Any sudden change like that would be an emergency, such as a stroke or infection of the brain inner ear.
Since dementia is just a general term which could include multi-infarct dementia due to multple strokes, one of them could affect the hearing areas. Also if the person lost speech, which is common in a stroke, you might not easily know if they lost hearing or just the ability to respond.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sudden changes

Suggest stroke, which can be related to a vascular dementia.

In brief: Sudden changes

Suggest stroke, which can be related to a vascular dementia.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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