A landmark study of the effect of hearing intervention on brain health in older adults


The Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders, or ACHIEVE, study is a large-scale randomized controlled trial designed to determine if treating hearing loss in older adults could reduce the loss of thinking and memory abilities (cognitive decline) that can precede dementia.  The ACHIEVE study also looks at other health outcomes, including mental health and well-being, physical function, and health care use. 

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    Mental Health and Well-Being

    COMING SOON: Results of research into social isolation and loneliness, depression, & health-related quality of life.

    Mental Health and Well-Being
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    Physical Function

    COMING SOON: Results of research into physical activity, physical performance, & falls.

    Physical Function
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    Health Care Use

    COMING SOON: Results of research into hospitalizations & health care spending.

    Health Care Use
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    Other Findings

    COMING SOON: Additional study results related to other research areas will be added as they are published.

    Other Findings
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