Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

  • Hearing aids have been shown to provide a significant benefit to individuals with hearing loss.
  • About 80% of hearing losses can be treated with hearing aids, but only 1 in 4 individuals who could benefit from using hearing aids,
    including those with mild hearing loss, currently owns them.
  • The risk of dementia may be up to five times greater among people with untreated hearing loss.
  • Untreated hearing loss is linked to a threefold increased risk of falling.
  • Hearing aids have been shown to reverse negative psychological and emotional changes from untreated hearing loss.
  • Older adults who use hearing aids show reduced depression symptoms and improved quality of life.
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