#HearingFactFriday: Treating hearing loss has positive mental health benefits

Research “hearing loss” on the internet, and it won’t take long to run across an article that quotes Dr. Frank Lin. An otologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Lin is one of the country’s most respected experts in hearing loss, particularly when it comes to how hearing loss impacts older adults. 

Dr. Lin and his team have done numerous studies on the mental and physical health consequences of untreated hearing loss, which have confirmed hearing loss’s link to brain tissue loss and an increased risk of dementia. 

But Dr. Lin’s extensive studies have also led him to conclude that treating hearing loss can “help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia,” with hearing aids being the most common and successful hearing loss treatment method available.

To try hearing aids for yourself or begin proactively treating your hearing loss, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here to find a hearing professional near you.

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