A study conducted in 2019 from the University of Michigan analyzed 114,862 adults who were at least 66 years of age, and were diagnosed with hearing loss.
These test subjects were separated into two groups: individuals who wore hearing aids and individuals who did not wear hearing aids.
Analysts discovered in those three years after their hearing loss diagnosis, people who received hearing aids showed lower rates of depression compared to people who did not get hearing aids.
Earlier studies associated untreated hearing loss with social isolation, which leads to depression. This is one of the first studies to indicate that the use of hearing aids is linked to a lower risk of depression for those with hearing loss.
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing hearing loss and depression due to social isolation, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing aids from name brands that include HANSATON, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, Signia, Starkey, Unitron and Widex.