The best reason to treat hearing loss is to help ensure you live your fullest life possible — by staying connected to people, feeling a part of important moments, thoroughly enjoying the shows, music, events and activities you love, and never missing out.
The second best reason might be because of today’s hearing fact. While experts have identified numerous risk factors for dementia, including aging, family history and lack of exercise, hearing loss — left untreated — has been shown to be one of the biggest dementia risk factors of all.
Archelle Georgiou, MD, talks about the link in our new podcast, Sound Bites. You can watch a video excerpt below, or listen to her entire episode at your leisure here (she and host, Dave Fabry, Ph.D., cover a lot of things we think you’ll find interesting).
The good news is, treating hearing loss is believed to reduce the hearing-related risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia, and, in fact, the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reported that treating hearing loss in midlife is the single greatest change a person can make to lower their risk of dementia.
Want more good reasons to treat hearing loss? Then talk to a local hearing healthcare professional. They’ll be happy to walk you through all the benefits of hearing better.
To find a hearing professional near you, just click here and type in your zip code. You’ll see a list of local providers you can call.
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