#HearingFactFriday: Hearing loss increases the risks of getting dementia

For those who think hearing loss is no big deal — that it is not worth treating, not worth the hassle of wearing hearing aids, and that they’d rather just cope — all the research about hearing loss’s effects on the brain should make them think again.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has been at the forefront of this research, including a study that found mild hearing loss doubles the risk of dementia, moderate hearing loss triples the risk, and that severe hearing loss increases the likelihood of developing dementia five-fold.

To find out why experts think the two are connected, the short video on this page provides a smart overview.

To do something about your hearing loss and help lessen the risk of dementia, consult with a hearing healthcare professional. To do that, simply call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we can help schedule a consultation with a provider near you.

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