According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, treating hearing loss could reduce the risk of dementia. With hearing loss being a potential precursor to dementia, the study followed nearly 115,000 people over 10 years and found that using hearing aids lowered the risk of developing dementia, making it similar to those without hearing loss. The study shows an 18% lower risk of developing dementia for those who used hearing aids. With dementia affecting nearly 50 million people globally and expected to triple by 2050, treating hearing loss could be an important step in reducing the risks associated with the condition.
Today: December 4, 2023