Hearing Aids Reduce Dementia Risk
Hearing loss has been considered a normal for so long, and thus acceptable, part of aging. Hearing loss can make it difficult to connect with others, leading to social isolation, loneliness, and depression, which are known risk factors for dementia. Hearing loss in middle age 45 to 65 is the most significant risk factor for dementia.
Research suggests it’s more than 8 percent of all dementia cases in between these ages. It is also rarely treated. Dementia is the association between hearing loss and cognitive decline potentially beginning at very low levels of impairment.
Diminished hearing may be a significant risk factor for Dementia that can be one of the biggest health obstacles to aging. It is irreversible, or medical has no proper treatment but we can reduce our risk of getting it or manage the symptoms. One important, and historically underrated, way of preventing hearing loss is hearing aids. Many types of research in the past have shown that the use of hearing aids reduces the risk of cognitive decline and developing dementia.
The study also showed that dementia risk is significantly higher for seniors and the elderly who claim to have hearing loss but do not wear hearing aids. The elevated risk of dementia was eliminated in those who wore hearing aids.
According to the study, there was no increased risk for hearing aid users compared to those who reported no hearing loss. Long-term cognitive decline may be reduced by 19% with the use of hearing aids.
Hearing aids are now a potential game changer for hearing and brain health. Hearing aids are available over the counter without a prescription. The use of hearing aids could improve the lives of those with untreated mild to moderate hearing loss and also mitigate the risk of dementia.
The inability to hear sounds completely or in part is referred to as hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss. We can take better care of our brains by taking better care of our ears. To understand how we might fix any deficits, it is essential to be aware of our hearing capacity.
Consult Dr. Manish Prakash to know the hearing loss, its causes, types, treatment, and available hearing aids at Best ENT Hospital in Gurgaon. He is committed to providing high-quality ENT care to patients with the latest ENT treatment modalities available across the world.