Receiving hearing aids in the early stages of hearing loss may help reduce the risks of dementia.
Statistics on Dementia
As the aging population increases, the common health problems that are found in elderly patients such as falls caused by balance issues and dementia, are on the rise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 50 million people who live with dementia. They are predicting that this number will triple in 2050.
There is a way to curb this issue. The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care reported that treating risk factors may help delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases.
12 Risk Factors that may help Delay or Prevent Dementia include:
The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a study that showed hearing aid usage in adults who were 50 years of age or older, helped reduce cognitive decline. They also determined that wearing hearing aids at the earliest stages of hearing loss might curb the rise of dementia around the world.
Take care of your health and aging. Yearly hearing tests are recommended for everyone. If you are experiencing any hearing loss contact us at Pure Sound Hearing to schedule a complimentary hearing test and consultation with one of our hearing instrument specialists.