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Healthy Aging and Your Hearing
- Cognitive Ability – The risk of dementia and cognitive decline is increased by up to five times greater in people with untreated hearing loss. Wearing hearing aids consistently helps to keep a person’s brain active and decreases the accelerated development of dementia.
- Communication – Hearing loss impacts a person’s ability to communicate with those around him/her including: family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, doctors, and much more. Hearing aids decrease social isolation and help ease speech understandin
- Fall Risk – The risk of falling is three times greater in people with untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids have been shown to decrease that risk and also decrease the risk of hospitalization.
- Quality of Life – People who use hearing aids are more likely to be optimistic and feel engaged in life. They are also more likely to have a strong social network.
- Tinnitus – Most people with hearing loss also experience tinnitus (ringing, buzzing, hissing, etc.), which can often be an annoyance or impact day-to-day life. Properly fit hearing aids by an Audiologist can help manage tinnitus and reduce its noticeability and functional impact.