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Hearing Loss and Dementia
You’ve noticed your ears don’t work like they used to.
Maybe you miss parts of conversations or your favorite sitcom. Or maybe you ask people to repeat themselves a few times- it’s no reason to go out and get a hearing aid. No big deal, right?
Well, did you know untreated hearing loss increases your risk for dementia? Researchers at Johns Hopkins theorize it’s because of an increased feeling of isolation often associated with hearing loss. If you can’t hear your friends and family, you can’t speak with them.
Think about this:
- No shared stories with your children.
- No phone calls with your friends.
- No listening to the beautiful songbirds outside your window.
- No hearing the laughter of your new grandchild.
That’s a lot more to give up than a TV show. But it’s not too late!
Treating your hearing loss can reduce your risk of developing dementia, and help you enjoy your life for years to come. If you’re experiencing hearing loss, make an appointment with us today.