Aug 16, 2017:
Hearing Loss And Dementia: Understanding The Connection
Hearing Loss And Dementia: Understanding The Connection - Guest Blog with Hidden Hearing
Did you know that hearing loss and dementia are linked? Extensive research tells us that people with hearing loss have a far higher risk of developing cognitive impairments such as dementia and depression, so having a hearing check can help to maintain general health as well as hearing. Research shows that the area of the brain that is responsible for hearing is also linked with conditions such as dementia, which is the key to the link between the conditions. Studies have shown that this area begins to shrink when it is not stimulated by sounds, becoming less responsive, which leads to a much higher likelihood of dementia.The Importance of Routine Hearing Checks
Booking a free hearing check
is a great way to protect your hearing, ensuring that any problems are picked up early on. The most important factor in the hearing loss/dementia link is that the damage to the affected area of the brain is reversible if caught in the early stages, so using a hearing aid to assist with the picking up and processing of sounds can create the required stimulation for the cells in the area to re-grow.
A regular hearing test is important since conditions such as tinnitus are also much more likely to occur alongside hearing loss, and we recommend an annual test for anyone who notices any changes to their hearing or is over the age of 55. Tinnitus can be a debilitating and frustrating condition, and may cause distress whether it is temporary or permanent. However, regular hearing tests can prevent hearing loss from worsening, and protect against developing problems like this.
Protect Your Hearing and Your Health
Our Wellness Programme highlights the importance of hearing checks as a valuable part of general healthcare.
Hearing loss may be caused by many different factors, some of which are as simple as earwax build-up. A free earwax removal procedure can solve this problem and prevent further damage to hearing, and this quick and painless procedure can be carried out by a hearing care professional.
Maintaining your hearing can help to improve your general health and wellness, and reduce your likelihood of developing conditions such as
It can feel difficult to visit a hearing clinic, but specialist audiologists are trained to help clients to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their hearing consultation. You can book your free hearing check online with Hidden Hearing
in over 75 clinics nationwide. Special benefits apply for all Active Retirement Members.About the Author
Noel Cullen FISHAA has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Middle Abbey Street, Dublin for over 16 years and welcomes anyone who wishes to have a free assessment.
Noel bases his professionalism on his commitment to help the hearing impaired lead a fuller life. By combining integrity and compassion, he naturally demonstrates a unique ability to explain strategies of hearing improvement.
Noel understands the importance of taking the time to really listen to his patients and creates an environment where open and honest communication can take place and his patients can make decisions about their hearing, without feeling rushed.
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