A new study shows that americans’ diets are getting better… but only by a little. Then, if someone gets a new diagnosis of hearing loss, getting a hearing aid will lower their risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression, or anxiety. And finally, if you want to feel better about your spouse, look at pictures of him or her along with pictures of cute puppies and bunnies.
Only about a fifth of people who could use hearing aids have them. Reasons include stigma, high cost, and poor training of people who actually get hearing aids. An audiologist, hearing aid manufacturer, and hearing aid user discuss solving these issues.