Hearing Aids Identified as Potential Safeguard Against Dementia Risk, Reveals Landmark Study

5 Jan 2024 • Is hearing loss associated with incident dementia among people using and not using hearing aids?

  • A study involving 573,088 individuals aged 50 and over, found that those with hearing loss had a higher risk of developing dementia compared to those without (OR: 1.07).
  • Individuals with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids faced a higher risk of dementia than their counterparts who used hearing aids (OR 1.20 vs 1.06), suggesting that hearing aids might prevent or delay the onset & progression of dementia.

Source: JAMA | Read full story

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