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Would wearing hearing aids reduce any further hearing loss?

My husband age 77 has been told his hearing would benefit from using hearing aids and that using them would slow down the hearing loss, is this correct? He manages very well without aids but if they really would help reduce any further hearing loss he would probably have some aids fitted.

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As we get older our hearing naturally deteriorates, just the same as our eyesight. Whilst it is not possible to state that the wearing of hearing aids completely stops any further deterioration of hearing, there is some evidence to suggest that it slows down the rate of deterioration. The wearing of hearing aids can slow down the rate of auditory deprivation, a term often known as 'use it or lose it'.

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