Can hearing loss increase the chances of a middle-aged person acquiring a memory-related disease? This question had gone unanswered until Dr. Yune S. Lee from Ohio State University chose to explore it. In 2018, Dr. Lee sought to determine if hearing loss in middle-aged adults is a risk factor for dementia. If dementia runs in your family, you may be interested to know how you can prevent it. Continue reading to learn more about early onset dementia and its connection to hearing loss.