#HearingFactFriday: Your hearing bone is connected to your brain bone

In a Johns Hopkins news release from 2013 summarizing their study on hearing loss’s effects on the human brain, Dr. Frank Lin — director of the study, and one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject — had an interesting quote:

"Our results show that hearing loss should not be considered an inconsequential part of aging, because it may come with some serious long-term consequences to healthy brain functioning."

He went on to offer this advice, “Our findings emphasize just how important it is for physicians to discuss hearing with their patients and to be proactive in addressing any hearing declines over time."

The body of research linking hearing loss to cognitive decline and even dementia is one reason why we engineered our new Livio AI, the world’s first hearing aid embedded with 3D sensors and artificial intelligence. In addition to it being our best sounding and best performing hearing aid ever, it enable the wearer to help monitor their brain health and stay active and engaged.

Listen to Dr. Lin, and be proactive in addressing your hearing decline

Not sure where to start? We can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here to find a hearing healthcare professional near you. Then, schedule a consultation to test your hearing and discuss treatment options.


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