Back in 2018, a test group of elderly adults who reportedly experienced severe hearing loss participated in a study by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan. Some participants treated their hearing loss by wearing hearing aids, and others did not.
The team knew that hearing aids were an important investment and wanted to figure out whether the cost of hearing aids negated fewer visits to the hospital and additional healthcare expenses.
Not only did they discover that hearing aid users were less likely to make a hospital or emergency room visit the year before taking the survey, but those who wore hearing aids were also less prone to experience other chronic ailments like diabetes or high blood pressure.
Although the study did not delve deeper into the reason why non-hearing aid users reportedly had more cases of diabetes and high blood pressure, it’s hypothesized that hearing aids allow users to have a more physically and mentally active lifestyle.
This is another great reason why seeking treatment for hearing loss sooner is always beneficial.
If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.