New hearing aid technology can be vital in combating the loneliness that many older adults face, especially under current circumstances.
Risk Factors of Hearing Loss
Loneliness is a sense of being alone, while feeling as though there is nobody to confide in. This is unhealthy for both the mind and body. Loneliness raises the risks of cancer, dementia, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.
Another significant risk is hearing loss. Studies have shown that people who are 65 and older are five times more likely to experience hearing loss than anyone who is under 65.
Measuring Physical and Mental Health
Over the years, the hearing aid industry has been consistently working to reinvent hearing aids and highlighting the link between hearing loss and other health issues. AI (artificial intelligence) can utilize sensors in a hearing aid, combined with machine learning. This solution allows users to record their physical activity (step counts, distance walked) each day.
They can also record factors related to social engagement, such as whether the user was talking to other people while wearing them or in other listening situations. The social engagement factor is important because it helps to promote being active with others.
If you, or a loved one, are interested in a free hearing aid trial, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.