Can Hearing Aids Keep Seniors out of the ER?

Q:
Can hearing aids keep seniors out of the ER?

A:
Many seniors may have hearing loss. With hearing aids, they can have better understanding of the conversations of people, so they can be more social and more confident.

Besides, researchers recently found that hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors.

The study found the difference was about 2 percentage points. While that’s not a major difference, it’s large enough to be significant, according to the University of Michigan researchers.

They also found that among seniors who had been hospitalized, those with hearing aids spent an average of half a day less in the hospital than those without hearing aids.

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