A new study published in The Lancet found that using hearing aids reduced the risk of cognitive decline by 48% in older adults who were already at higher risk. Cognitive decline ranges from mild impairment to dementia.
If you're concerned about developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, don't wait until you're in your 60s to lessen your risk. Get your hearing screened annually because healthy hearing is vital for a healthy brain.
Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found older adults with greater severity of hearing loss were more likely to have dementia. The probability of dementia was lower among hearing aid users compared to non-users.
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed hearing aids reduce the risk of dementia by 19% in people with hearing loss. The study also measured a 3% increase in cognitive scores with hearing-aid use.
A University of Oxford study involving over 80,000 adults 60 and older found speech-in-noise (SiN) hearing loss accounted for the most risk of developing dementia. SiN hearing is a person's ability to detect and correctly interpret speech with background ...
Improved vision would have eliminated 1.8% of dementia cases in the US in 2018. That's nearly 100,000 people saved from dementia with better eye care. Like untreated hearing loss, poor eye care increases the risk of dementia.