Wearing hearing aids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline
Posted by Larry Otwell, Au.D., CCC-A on January 17, 2020
Research by Johns Hopkins and other institutions have linked cognitive decline and even dementia to hearing loss for reasons you can read about here. One study found that older adults with hearing loss experience a 30-40 percent faster decline in cognitive abilities than peers with normal hearing.
But a 25-year-long study published in 2015 found that hearing aid use reduced the risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss. Researchers also reported that treating hearing loss in midlife is the single greatest change a person can make to lower their risk of dementia.
Starkey’s newest hearing aid, Livio AI, was specifically designed to help people achieve good cognitive health. It’s their best sounding and best performing hearing aid ever to help treat hearing loss — but it’s also the first wearable device that helps you monitor your brain and body activity.