#HearingFactFriday: Wearing hearing aids can help limit hospital visits

Researchers from the University of Michigan recently examined data from adults 65-85 years old who had reported severe hearing loss. Of the nearly 1,500 participants in the study, just under half wore hearing aids.

Interestingly, they found that out of all the participants, those who had hearing aids were “less likely to have gone to the hospital or emergency room­ in the last year.” And of everyone who had been hospitalized during the year, the ones who didn’t wear hearing aids had longer hospital stays.

The research was part of a larger study to determine if hearing aids could lower healthcare costs overall, thus making them worth coverage through Medicare. While this was just one data point, it does confirm another benefit of treating hearing loss with hearing aids.

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By Starkey Hearing