Aging is a process that includes the graying of your hair, the wrinkling of your skin, and the shrinking of your brain. Yes, the brain shrinks. As we get older, our brains shrink in volume, especially in the frontal cortex. Hearing also diminishes. In fact, a study by Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging discovered that adults with hearing loss had elevated rates of brain atrophy compared to people with normal hearing.
The bright side
Treating hearing loss not only helps you hear better, it also reduces the acceleration process of brain atrophy. If you don’t want your hearing loss to diminish your brain function, contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.