Interventions for hearing loss lowers risk

A new study published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity journal suggests that wearing hearing aids can significantly lower the risk of mortality by 24%, according to Dr. Janet Choi of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. The study analyzed data from 10,000 individuals, over 1,800 of whom had hearing loss, and found that regular hearing aid users had a notably lower risk of death compared to those who never or only occasionally used them. Despite approximately 30 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, only about 15% are using hearing aids, highlighting a gap in addressing this modifiable health factor that can improve longevity and well-being.

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