Are hearing loss and dementia connected?
Clarity Hearing Clinic’s Audiologist, Ms Fernandez says that ‘deteriorating hearing makes it increasingly difficult for us to converse with other people. We mishear with greater frequency and have to keep asking people to repeat things. Outsiders can often react with miscomprehension.
All this eats away at our self-confidence and can have a negative impact on our general well-being and our quality of life’. But can hearing loss increase your chances of developing 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.
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 this could have a worrying knock-on effect as evidence is emerging that deafness may lead to dementia.
Clarity Hearing Clinic reports that not being able to hear well could be a recipe for disaster. Yet most people delay getting a hearing aid for approximately eight years after they should. However, with new miniature, invisible hearing aids, there is no reason to delay improving your hearing any longer.
Can you do something to reduce the effects of hearing loss, cognitive decline and possibly delay the onset of dementia? Absolutely!
Audiologists at Clarity Hearing Clinic invite you to trial the world’s first hearing aid that outperforms normal hearing. Call Clarity Hearing on 9474 6644 to book your free hearing check and hearing aid trial today.