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Is there solid scientific evidence that hearing aids can fend off cognitive decline? A few studies have shown improvements in specific measured cognitive skills after months of hearing aid use, and some large longitudinal studies have had positive findings. However, these outcomes are still essentially “correlational.”
In news stories with alarming headlines suggesting that hearing loss “might” cause hearing loss, the word “might” often goes unheard. Sifting through the scientific literature can feel daunting to the clinician; so, in her latest column, Kelly Tremblay addresses some common questions that clinicians hear.