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The use of hearing aids reduces the risk of dementia

Scientific studies have shown that the use of hearing aids reduce the risk of cognitive decline and of developing dementia.

The use of hearing aids reduces the risk of dementia

A large French scientific study, which has followed nearly 3,800 people for a 25-years period, has found that seniors and elderly people who say that they have a hearing loss and do not use hearing aids are at a much higher risk of dementia. The study also found that those who used hearing aids eliminated the increased risk of dementia. For people using hearing aids, there was no higher risk compared to people reporting no hearing loss, according to the study.

Earlier results from the same French study found that the use of hearing aids also almost eliminated the risk of cognitive decline. For people using hearing aids, there was no higher risk compared to people reporting no hearing loss, the study found.

A British study has also found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline.

Read more about the studies:

Increased risk of dementia and disability with an untreated hearing loss

Study confirms association between hearing loss and dementia and cognitive decline

The use of hearing aids reduces cognitive decline

 

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