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Hearing Disorders: HELP
Articles by Andrea P. Peracino
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
(Why 3 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Andrea Peracino wrote the following 3 articles about Hearing Disorders.
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1 Review Hearing loss and dementia in the aging population. 2014

Peracino, Andrea. ·Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation, Milan, Italy/Houston, Tex., USA. ·Audiol Neurootol · Pubmed #25733359.

ABSTRACT: For some years, policy makers and medical scientists have both begun to focus more on chronic noncommunicable diseases. It is well known that cardio-cerebrovascular disease, tumors, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are considered areas of major interest in many scientific projects and health programs. The economic impact of cardio-cerebrovascular disease in EU alone is more than EUR 200 billion, while tumors have an impact of EUR 150 billion. The direct and indirect cost of brain disorders exceeds EUR 700 billion a year. Among the brain disorders, the devastating impact of dementia on affected individuals and the burden imposed on their families and society has made prevention and treatment of dementia a public health priority. Interventions that could merely delay the onset of dementia by 1 year would result in a more than 10% decrease in the global prevalence of dementia in 2050. Unfortunately, there are no known interventions that currently have such effectiveness. The manifestations of age-related hearing loss in many older adults are subtle and, thus, hearing loss is often perceived as an unfortunate but inconsequential part of aging. Researchers report that hearing loss seems to speed up age-related cognitive decline. Researchers suggest that treating hearing loss more aggressively could help delay cognitive decline and dementia. Furthermore, there is an increasing interest in better understanding the pathophysiologic correlations between hearing loss and dementia. Hearing loss in older adults, in fact, is associated independently with poorer cognitive functioning, incident dementia, and falls. Further research investigating the basis of this connection as well as the pathomechanism of the two diseases will further our ability to treat dementia.

2 Review Hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults: questions and answers. 2014

Bernabei, Roberto / Bonuccelli, Ubaldo / Maggi, Stefania / Marengoni, Alessandra / Martini, Alessandro / Memo, Maurizio / Pecorelli, Sergio / Peracino, Andrea P / Quaranta, Nicola / Stella, Roberto / Lin, Frank R / Anonymous2740808. ·Department of Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Orthopaedics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. ·Aging Clin Exp Res · Pubmed #25281432.

ABSTRACT: The association between hearing impairment, the diagnosis of dementia, and the role of sensory therapy has been proposed for some time, but further research is needed. Current understanding of this association requires the commitment of those experts who can integrate experience and research from several fields to be able to understand the link from hearing to dementia. A workshop whose panelists included experts from many areas, ranging from ear, nose and throat (ENT) to dementia's specialists, was promoted and organized by the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation (Milan, Italy; Houston, TX, USA) to increase the awareness of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia, and included questions and comments following a presentation from the clinical researcher, Frank Lin, who has been evaluating the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline since 2009.

3 Article The Epidemiology of Cognitive Impairment in the Aging Population: Implications for Hearing Loss. 2016

Peracino, Andrea / Pecorelli, Sergio. ·Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini, Milan, Italy; Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation, Houston, Tex., USA. ·Audiol Neurootol · Pubmed #27806351.

ABSTRACT: Cognitive impairment and dementia are characterized by a progressive and devastating reduction in most cognitive abilities, functional independence, and social relationships. Dementia represents a substantial financial burden on society, one that is comparable to the financial burden of heart disease and cancer. Due to its insidious onset, cognitive impairment can be clinically silent for several years; therefore, diagnosis occurs late in the disease process, and treatment becomes almost useless. The identification of predictors of dementia may help identify the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the disease and lead to the development of a more effective medical diagnosis and therapy, and thus an early treatment. Review of the literature suggests that in those individuals with less cognitive impairment (normal/predementia group), hearing loss has an association with language comprehension, and when cognitive impairment increases (moderate or severe dementia group), the contributing effect of hearing loss as a cognitive ability-impairing factor also increases. Greater understanding of the links between hearing impairment and cognition may have important implications for the screening and diagnosis of cognitive decline in older people with hearing impairment.