Can a Hear­ing Aid De­lay or Pre­vent Alzheimer’s and De­men­tia?


A study by the Na­tional In­sti­tute on Ag­ing sug­gests older in­di­vid­u­als with hear­ing loss are sig­nif­i­cantly more likely to de­velop Alzheimer’s and de­men­tia over time than those who re­tain their hear­ing. They sug­gest that an in­ter­ven­tion — such as a hear­ing aid — could de­lay or pre­vent this by im­prov­ing hear­ing!

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