Hearing aids may help delay dementia, depression in elders

For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging, a U.S. study suggests.
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We commend Mahmoudi et al1 for investigating the important topic of hearing aids and the association with a lower risk of dementia, depression, and falls. There are few proven interventions to delay dementia. If the association between hearing aids and...
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This letter comments on the letter by Abiola  Aanuoluwa. To the Editor: In our recently published study,1 we used administrative claims data to examine the association between hearing aids (HAs) and dementia among older adults with hearing loss (H...
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CONCLUSIONS: Use of HAs is associated with delayed diagnosis of AD, dementia, depression, anxiety, and injurious falls among older adults with HL. Although we have shown an association between use of HAs and reduced risk of physical and mental decline, randomized trials are needed to determine whether, and to what extent, the relationship is causal. The Study in Context: Hearing aids, by reducing cognitive load, can improve brain function in persons with hearing loss 46.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease brain pathology today, so it’s urgent to prevent or at least delay progression to clinical disea...
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A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls.
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