Research has shown that older adults with hearing loss have a 30-40 percent greater chance of also showing symptoms of cognitive decline or dementia. This is because the brain is working so hard at analyzing incoming sound that memory and comprehension tasks can be compromised. It’s important for aging people to recognize the symptoms of hearing loss and to seek professional treatment early.
Those with hearing difficulties also tend to become more isolated from the world around them. They have trouble carrying on conversations with friends, watching TV or hearing church services. The more difficult these activities become, the less likely they are to do them. This isolation and the depression that can come with it are additional risk factors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Hearing aids can help these people hear with less effort, improving communication, memory and attention.
Hear better to live better. Schedule a free hearing test and consultation with an experienced hearing healthcare specialist at Livingston Hearing Aid Service.