Hearing aids reduce the risk of mental decline

hearing healthcareA new study shows that hearing aids reduce the accelerated mental decline associated with hearing loss. In fact, hearing aid users are no more at risk that people without hearing loss.

The long term study, done at the University of Bordeaux, France, was a part of the Personnes Agees, aka PAQUID, which was created to look at the overall effects of brain aging. The study looked at 3670 adults age 65 and over for a 25-year period. Amazingly, researchers found that those who used hearing aids had no greater risk of cognitive decline than those with normal hearing.

In contrast, during the 25-year study those with untreated hearing loss had significantly lower baseline scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination, a widely used test of cognitive function. The astounding results of the study have the not only have potential to revolutionize the hearing care industry, but to encourage even more people to seek treatment for their hearing loss.

 

About Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia was founded to help members of our community get more from a local hearing care provider. Hearing Healthcare of Virginia continues the tradition of better hearing through education, technology, and customer service

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia is offering complimentary hearing screenings at its six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Covington, Culpeper, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 512-1164.

More online at www.HearVirginia.com.

 

About Oticon Dynamo

If you are very hard of hearing, you know all too well there’s a long way from hearing sounds to making sense of them. Even with a “powerful” hearing aid, critical high frequency sounds are often lost, making it hard to catch the meaning. Developed for people with severe to profound hearing loss, Oticon Dynamo hearing aids fill in the missing speech details so that you understand more and can stay in the conversation. More online at oticonusa.com.