November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
Did you know that if left untreated for too long, hearing loss can cause irreversible damage to the brain?
Research from Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University has proven that hearing loss leads to alterations in the brain. These changes have been connected to cognitive decline and dementia.
It’s still unknown as to whether treating hearing loss can thwart changes to the brain. But studies have shown that for those with hearing loss, using hearing aids reduces memory loss and can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Experts have unanimously agreed that the longer hearing loss goes untreated, the more likely those changes in the brain will become permanent, or harder to care for.
If you or a loved one experience hearing loss, and want to get help, get in touch with us at Pure Sound Hearing. We have offices located in Elizabethtown, Lititz, Mt. Joy, and Strasburg.