Using hearing aids reduces cognitive impairment in people with hearing loss

Hearing-related pathologies directly affect cognition, that is, the way in which the brain receives, assimilates and understands information that comes through stimuli.

This situation can occur at any time in life, however, a study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, shows that it can be solved not only in early ages, but also during maturity.

As Professor Hélène Amieva, researcher at the University of Bordeaux, France explains, "this analysis reveals two important certainties. First, it demonstrates that hearing loss actually accelerates cognitive dysfunction and all problems arising from it. And secondly, it has been proven that this dysfunction occurs equally both in people who use hearing aids and in those who do not, so that the applied technology is key in improving their quality of life ».

The study, conducted among 3,670 adults over the age of 65, hypothesizes that the use of state-of-the-art hearing aids helps restore communicative abilities by slowing cognitive loss, even in people over 80 years of age. And, despite what one could initially think, it can improve the quality of life of people with hearing problems at any age.

"80% of people over the age of 80 experience hearing loss. The fact that they are older does not mean that we do not seek solutions, but quite the opposite. This research has helped us to demonstrate that you can really improve your quality of life by alleviating the effects that deafness can cause and making you more involved in society. "

Source: La Razón

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Hearing-related pathologies directly affect cognition, that is, the way in which the brain receives, assimilates and understands information that comes through stimuli.