So it would seem according to a recent study*. Dr. Jamie Desjardins, Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language pathology program at the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas says that hearing aids can help your brain process more efficiently.

A group of people with mild to severe hearing loss participated in the study. All of the subjects were in their fifties and sixties and were given a series of cognitive tests. It was concluded “directional microphone processing effectively reduced the cognitive load of listening to speech in background noise.” What this means is that less of your cognitive resources (your brain power) is used to figure out what was being said. This may be lead to a person seeming more distant or distracted when in reality they are just trying to figure out what is being said.

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