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How hearing aids can reduce dementia risk and help people live longer

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Recent studies have highlighted the potential benefits of hearing aids in reducing dementia risk and improving longevity. Research suggests that regular hearing aid use can lower the risk of early mortality by nearly 25%, regardless of factors like age, ethnicity, and income. Additionally, hearing aids may prevent or delay the progression of dementia, including Alzheimer‘s disease, particularly among those who regularly use them.

Medical experts note the importance of regular hearing checks for older adults and recommend considering hearing aids to improve communication and comprehension. 

While stigma and cost remain barriers to hearing aid adoption, they can significantly enhance the quality of life and cognitive function. Encouraging open discussions about hearing aids and offering various options can help individuals overcome objections and benefit from these valuable devices.

Read more over at Medical News Today

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