Actively using hearing aids helps keep your brain fit
What the scientists found was interesting: people with hearing loss who used hearing aids and were socially active experienced cognitive decline at a rate similar to those without hearing loss.
People with hearing loss who didn't use hearing aids had a higher risk of accelerated cognitive decline due to withdrawal from social activities. In other words, actively using hearing aids reduces the risk of cognitive decline. The scientists concluded that the key was not just their ability to hear better; but, more important was the role better hearing played in keeping them involved in life.
By helping to at least partially restore communication abilities, hearing aids may help improve mood, increase social interactions, and enable more participation in cognitively stimulating activities and consequently could slow cognitive decline.