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Can hearing aids slow down dementia?

Posted by on 28 February 2020

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The answer is yes.  A recent study1 showed that using hearing aids is associated with slowing cognitive decline.   

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Hearing Loss and Dementia...

Posted by on 1 December 2017

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MAC clinicians recently attended a seminar on hearing loss and dementia as part of our continuing professional development.  We learnt the latest on how treating hearing loss can reduce cognitive decline.
Cognitive decline is a series of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and social activities.  When these become severe enough to interfere with daily living and independent function it is called dementia.  A major cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease but there are other causes too. 
Dementia is the biggest cause of disability in older Australians and hearing loss affects over 60% of people over 65 of age. There is a link between hearing loss and dementia and research showing that treating hearing loss with hearing aids can reduce cognitive decline.
Social engagement, participation in activities, stimulating your brain and ongoing learning may offer some protection against cognitive decline. To be able to do all these things having good hearing is vital. 
For people with hearing loss, the earlier that hearing loss is treated the better. Research shows that someone with a severe hearing loss is five times more likely to develop dementia.  
In a nutshell, to protect against cognitive decline and dementia, social engagement and stimulating the brain are vital. For people with hearing loss, well fitted hearing aids are crucial as they enable participation socially, at home and at work.
 
If you or someone you know is withdrawing from social activities, feeling depressed or feeling fatigued because of hearing loss, we strongly recommend doing something about it.  The first step is to contact us for a hearing assessment appointment. 
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MAC clinicians recently attended a seminar on hearing loss and dementia as part of our continuing professional development.  We learnt the latest on how treating hearing loss can reduce cognitive decline.

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