The use of Hearing Aids for Age-related Diseases
According to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (a journal for clinical aging research), it has been proven that using hearing aids can help to defer the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, dementia, depression and falls in elderly adults who have hearing loss.
Statistics on Being Diagnosed with Age-related Diseases for Hearing Aid Wearers
Data from adults aged 66 and older from 2008 to 2016 discovered that the likelihood of being diagnosed with any of the aforementioned health problems within three years following a hearing loss diagnosis was 18 percent, 11 percent, and 13 percent lower for individuals who wear hearing aids, than for those who do not wear hearing aids.
Research has shown that there is a link between using hearing aids and lowering the risks of cognitive and physical decline. There are still more studies needed to discover whether the association is a random occurrence.
Hearing Aid Usage Based on Sex, Race and Ethnicity
It was also noted that there were vast differences in hearing aid usage based on sex, race and ethnicity. About 11.3 percent of women use hearing aids, whereas 13.3 percent of men wear hearing aids. About 14 percent of people who are of Caucasian descent use hearing aids, 9.8 percent of people who are of African descent use hearing aids, and 6.5 percent of people who are of Hispanic descent use hearing aids.
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing hearing loss, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, dementia, depression or falls, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation.