Older People May Suffer From Depression Due To Hearing Loss

Researchers at the University of Manchester took a longitudinal analysis of nearly 75,000 participants between the ages of 50 – 89. This was a part of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) that took place between 2002 – 2017. In this study, they have discovered that hearing loss and depression are interconnected in the elderly. This is especially true for those seniors who are a part of the lower socioeconomic groups. These people are twice as likely to become depressed as those who are in the highest socioeconomic groups. This landmark study was published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. It has helped to lay to rest this debate which has been going on for 40 years of research. Through this research, it’s also been discovered that hearing aids are also quite beneficial in relieving the symptoms of depression Read More +