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Using a hearing aid takes eight years off your mental age, major study finds
Wearing a hearing aid may delay the onset of dementia by slowing brain ageing by eight years, scientists believe.
In recent years, several studies have shown a link between hearing loss and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it was unclear whether deafness was a symptom of the illness or one of the causes.
Now a study of thousands of over-50s has found that wearing a hearing aid appears to protect against the long-term brain decline, suggesting that becoming deaf can actually bring on or speed up dementia. ..