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Hearing loss and Dementia

Hearing health is something that many of us take for granted. We often don't realize just how important it is until we start to experience hearing loss. However, recent research has highlighted the link between hearing loss and dementia, which makes taking care of our hearing health even more crucial.


According to an article in The Guardian newspaper, hearing aids could help cut the risk of dementia. The article reports on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which found that "people who use hearing aids may be less likely to develop dementia than those who do not."



The study looked at data from over 2,000 adults aged 50 and over who had hearing loss. The researchers found that "the use of hearing aids was associated with a 37% lower risk of all-cause dementia." This is a significant finding and one that highlights the importance of addressing hearing loss as soon as possible.


As the article notes, "there is no cure for dementia, but there are things that people can do to reduce their risk of developing the condition." Addressing hearing loss early on is one of these things. By using hearing aids, you can improve your hearing and reduce your risk of developing dementia.



At Somerset Hearing, we understand the importance of hearing health. That's why we offer a range of services to help you take care of your hearing. Whether you need a hearing test, hearing aids, or other assistive devices, our experienced team can help.

We also offer advice and support to help you maintain good hearing health. This includes information on how to protect your hearing from damage, as well as tips on how to maintain good ear hygiene.


In conclusion, the link between hearing loss and dementia is a worrying development, but one that we can take steps to address. By using hearing aids and taking care of our hearing health, we can reduce our risk of developing dementia and enjoy better overall health and well-being. If you are experiencing hearing loss, contact us at Somerset Hearing to book a hearing test and explore your options for hearing aids and other assistive devices.



source of information from The Guardian;


https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/apr/13/hearing-aids-could-help-cut-the-risk-of-dementia-study-finds#:~:text=The%20researchers%20looked%20at%20data,risk%20of%20all%2Dcause%20dementia.

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