Hear­ing loss linked to de­men­tia

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Healthy Communities -

Clar­ity Hear­ing Clinic’s Au­di­ol­o­gist, Ms Fer­nan­dez says that ‘ When peo­ple have hear­ing loss, they may start to with­draw from ac­tiv­i­ties they used to en­joy, be­cause cer­tain sce­nar­ios may tire them out, or be­come em­bar­rass­ing or dif­fi­cult”. Now re­search is find­ing that hear­ing loss could have a wor­ry­ing knock-on ef­fect as ev­i­dence is emerg­ing that deaf­ness may lead to de­men­tia. Re­search by the John Hop­kins School of Medicine showed a strong as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween hear­ing loss and the ear­lier on­set and more se­ri­ous de­grees of de­men­tia. Not be­ing able to hear well could be a recipe for dis­as­ter. Im­prove your hear­ing to­day – Call Clar­ity Hear­ing Clinic now on 9474 6644 to book your free hear­ing check and hear­ing aid trial.

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