Keeping up with an active lifestyle is important as you age. It can extend your life expectancy and the overall quality of your life. Communicating with others and being aware of your surroundings is crucial to your well-being. We use all of our five senses to navigate through life, and being able to hear is important in that journey. When a person begins to notice age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), their cognitive function could be negatively impacted, which can lead to mental and physical challenges.
Hearing Loss and Brain Health
Within the past 10 years, hearing loss has become the fourth main cause of disability. As mentioned in our blog, age-related hearing loss can lead to poor mental and physical health. It negatively affects a person’s brain health (Alzheimer’s disease and dementia), independence, social life, and overall health. Receiving early treatment for hearing loss can slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
According to several studies, hearing aid usage has been proven to reduce depression, dementia, and falls that are related to hearing loss. Communication becomes easier.
Do You have Hearing Loss?
Signs of hearing loss may include asking others to repeat themselves, raising the volume on their TV or computer, missing parts of conversations (in-person or over the phone).
The key to better hearing is staying active. This should include physical exercise, socializing with others, having a better diet, and keeping your mind sharp.
If you believe hearing loss is affecting your life, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a free hearing test and consultation.