NEWS RELEASE 5-SEP-2019 from American Association for the Advancement of Science:
Study of Medicare HMO participants, whose insurance covers part of hearing aid cost, reveals disparities in use and difference in incidence of major conditions after 3 years
MICHIGAN MEDICINE – UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the next three years, and a lower risk of suffering fall-related injuries, than those who leave their hearing loss uncorrected, a new study finds.
The findings, made by a University of Michigan team using data from nearly 115,000 people over age 66 with hearing loss and insurance coverage through a Medicare HMO between 2008 and 2016, are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Unlike traditional Medicare, Medicare HMOs typically cover some hearing aid costs for members diagnosed with hearing loss by an audiologist.
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Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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