Hearing aid lowers risk for dementia, Depression and falls

Who ignored his deafness, has to plunge, according to a new study by the University of Michigan in the United States are at a higher risk, in the next three years, or to suffer from dementia, Depression or an anxiety disorder.

In the study also showed that even under the health insurance study participants with diagnosed hearing loss, only twelve per cent were, in fact, a hearing aid, men (13.3 percent) slightly more frequently than women (11.3 percent). In the consideration of the following three years after the diagnosis "Hörverlust", the researchers found clear health differences between those who used a hearing aid and those who had their hearing loss do not treat The risk of developing a disease, within this time, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, was in hearing AIDS, 18 percent of carriers low. The risk for depression or anxiety was reduced by eleven per cent and for those in need of treatment fall-related injuries was 13 percent lower.

The reasons for this may lie in the loss of social interactions, independence, equilibrium, and a lower Stimulation of the brain. Some researchers believe that the lack of signals from the ear to the brain and loss of mental performance together, and part of ageing process could be.

The results derived from an analysis of insurance data of almost 115,000 of those aged 66 and over from the years 2008 and 2016. Dr. Elham Mahmoudi, health economist in the Department of family medicine at the University of Michigan, said: "Although it is not claimed that hearing AIDS can prevent these adverse health effects completely, could the States a delaying the onset of dementia, Depression and anxiety, as well as the risk of serious falls for the patient to be very significant."