Wearing hearing aids can be good for cognitive health

Research by institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, has linked cognitive decline and even dementia to hearing loss for reasons you can read about here. In fact, one Johns Hopkins 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 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society pointed to good news for hearing aid wearers. Using data taken over a span of 25 years, researchers found that hearing aid use reduced the risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss.

More recently, the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reported that treating hearing loss in midlife is the single greatest change a person can make to lower their risk of dementia.

Again, good news for hearing aid wearers and a great reason to take that first step towards treating your hearing loss.

Livio Edge AI hearing aids can help with cognitive health in several ways

Our Livio Edge AI were designed to help people achieve good cognitive health. In addition to being our best sounding hearing aids ever (that covers the “treating your hearing loss” part), these hearing solutions can also help you track and measure your physical activity (like a Fitbit) and social engagement (how much you talk to and engage with others) — both of which are also important to keeping your brain sharp.

If you’ve got hearing loss and want to be proactive about potential brain health issues, we can help. Click here to find a local hearing specialist that can help with a full hearing assessment.

By Starkey Hearing Technologies blog