Studies on hearing loss and brain function
Young people should get their hearing regularly checked, in addition to their other general health concerns.
A research team from Ohio State University monitored the brain function of individuals between the ages of 18 and 41. Each participant listened to sentences that became more and more complex. The team was trying to measure whether the human brain needed to work harder to understand complex sentences.
They discovered that young adults who had subtle hearing loss were changing the function of their brain in manners that were normally seen in older adults. This was possibly an early sign of dementia.
Rising evidence has shown a relationship between dementia and hearing loss. Young people should regularly get their hearing tested in order to intervene and treat their hearing loss as early as possible.
Get a hearing test
It is recommended that adults of any age should get a hearing test as part of their annual health checkup.
If you are noticing hearing loss or changes in your hearing abilities, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing solutions for a wide range of hearing loss.