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One needs to see if the hearing loss has a common cause that is associated w/ dementia.

My father experienced hearing loss in his early 50's. It was due to a genetic component that caused the stapes to fuse to other bones in the ear. He underwent a stapedectomy, which replaced the stapes w/ a plastic counterpart and could once again hear. (This was a cause of great chagrin to my brother and myself because Dad could once again detect that we weren't really asleep after our bedtime<G>.)

He died in '93 of primary amyloidosis w/ no hint of dementia.

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