Identifying the links between hearing loss and dementia

Building on previous analysis, this project has drawn on existing statistics and data on hearing loss and dementia in Wales. Preliminary research has outlined the evidence base and need for hearing loss consideration in services across Wales, and has identified possible options for further research using datasets in the SAIL databank.

The data

Using existing health data within the SAIL Databank linked with a new NHS Wales Audiology services dataset, this project will look at the links between hearing loss, hearing aid use and dementia. A range of outcomes will be investigated, including the impact on dementia and wider health outcomes and wellbeing.

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