Hearing aids could help cut the risk of dementia, study finds

Study provides best evidence yet to suggest hearing aids could mitigate potential impact of hearing loss on dementia

Wearing hearing aids could help cut the risk of dementia, according to a large decade-long study, which suggests that tackling hearing loss early may help reduce the global burden of the disease.

Dementia is one of the world’s biggest health threats. The number of people living with the condition worldwide is forecast to nearly triple to 153 million by 2050, and experts have said it presents a major and rapidly growing threat to future health and social care systems in every community, country and continent.

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