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Hearing Aids Help Decrease Risk of Dementia, Falls and Depression

"For people with hearing loss, using a hearing aid is associated with a reduced risk of three common health problems of aging (dementia, depression, and falls), according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society."

Doctors/Clinicians Should Discuss Treatment Options with Hearing Impaired Adults

Americans 65 and over say that hearing impairment affects their quality of life physically and mentally to a greater degree than hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, sciatica and cancer, according to a new study. The study "highlights an opportunity for physicians to develop treatment programs that enhance not only older adults’ hearing, but also their mental and emotional health,” said Dr. Richard J. Migliori, executive vice president, Business Initiatives and Clinical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group. “Older adults should talk with their doctors about their hearing and learn more about what options are available if they suffer from hearing impairment.”