Can Better Hearing Help Delay Dementia?
Posted by Hearing Northwest on May 04, 2012
This week starts the first day of Better Hearing & Speech Month throughout the country. As a part of this annual recognition of hearing care we want to share some important insights into the impact that untreated hearing loss can have. While hearing loss may be a hidden impairment for many, the effects over time on one’s quality of life and overall health can be highly evident.
The direct effects of untreated hearing loss can result in fatigue, frustration, irritability, loneliness, social withdrawal and more due to the amount of energy it takes to maintain everyday conversations and listening. If any of these effects take place with someone suffering from hearing loss, it can have an adverse impact on their health as well. Many recent studies out of John Hopkins University have illustrated correlation between prolonged untreated hearing loss and increases in the risks of some diseases such as dementia and diabetes amongst others.
We agree with these findings and the benefits that better hearing can have for an individual's overall health and well-being. For those interested in learning more about the effects of hearing loss or to get started on taking care of your hearing health with a free hearing evaluation, simply submit your information on our Contact Us page and we will be in touch within one business day.