What if a simple hearing aid could save thousands of people from dementia - will you help find the answer?
There is strong evidence that people with severe hearing loss are five times more likely to develop dementia. Shockingly, even mild hearing loss can double the risk. The two conditions may have a huge impact on each other – so scientists like Dr Dawes are working hard to understand this link.
He told us, “Our project will identify the potential for hearing interventions to improve mental well-being in older age, reduce cognitive decline and ultimately prevent dementia.”