The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
Even though hearing loss is a common condition among older Americans (one in three people, age 65 and older), it takes an average of seven years before people seek treatment.
Connection with Your Loved Ones
Higher Earning Power
Keep Yourself Safe From Falls
Overall Health & Well-Being
Support Your Cognitive Abilities
With untreated hearing loss, sonic signals become cluttered and difficult to solve and thus leading to a deterioration of our neural pathways.
Additionally, studies have linked an increased risk of dementia to hearing loss, as the hearing loss has detrimental effects on the brain’s cognitive abilities. When the brain struggles to hear, there is an increased cognitive load, which tires out the brain. For example, a 2011 study in Japan found that people who treated their hearing loss early on with a hearing aid had better cognitive function than counterparts who did not use a hearing aid.
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By treating hearing loss, you are less likely to feel isolated socially and more likely to continue pursuing the activities and hobbies you enjoyed before hearing loss. Treating hearing loss keeps you connected to your friends and the communities you are part of.
Moreover, because hearing is related to balance, studies have found that treating hearing loss significantly reduces the number of falls. Additionally, there are many hearing aids available today that have wireless options to keep us connected to the world around us. Hearing aids fitted with a telecoil allow us to loop into hearing systems at public venues and spaces. At the same time, many cinemas and theaters offer assisted listening devices to make performances more accessible. Treating hearing loss has an overall positive, healthy impact on your life.