Evidence that Hearing Aids Could Slow Cognitive Decline in Later Life

A recent study from the SENSE-Cog Project found a reduction in rate of cognitive decline following hearing aid use, suggesting that effective identification and treatment of age-related hearing impairment may have a significant impact on age-associated cognitive trajectories and possibly reduce the incidence of dementia. Researcher Piers Dawes and colleagues explain why this study is uniquely important to hearing healthcare.