It's Time to Talk About Your Hearing

We all know that hearing loss affects, well, your hearing.  But did you know there are a number of additional concerns connected to untreated hearing loss? 

hearing loss may lead to dementia

Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders

A recent study conducted out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that adults with moderate hearing loss are three times more likely to develop dementia than those with normal hearing. The risk increases to five times more likely for those with severe hearing loss.

hearing loss can lead to an increased risk of falls

Increased Risk of Falls

People with even a mild hearing loss are nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. This is likely a result of the reduced balance, increased cognitive load, and reduced environmental/spacial awareness that come with untreated hearing loss.

hearing loss may lead to irritability, negativity and anger

Irritability, Negativity and Anger

Psychological effects of untreated hearing loss can result in a person becoming irritable and less tolerant with others. Some people may even become paranoid.

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Depression

Research has found a significant association between hearing impairment and moderate to severe depression. This is likely because people with untreated hearing loss find it more difficult to communicate with other people, which leads to stress, fatigue, and social isolation.

 

The encouraging news is that 95% of people with hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids.  Book your hearing test today!