It’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. What does that have to do with hearing health?
You Hear with Your Brain, not with Your Ears
Did you know that hearing health and brain function are intertwined? Arthur Wingfield, Ph.D., of Brandeis University, is a Professor of Neuroscience who found that people who have untreated hearing loss have problems with remembering and processing that information. It gets harder and harder for a person’s brain to process information when they have hearing loss. This includes comprehending quick and complex speech.
A Decline in Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease
Poor hearing abilities lead to poor brain function. Untreated hearing loss negatively impacts a person’s ability to accurately hear sounds and their cognitive function.
It’s not simply the inability to hear, but it’s also not being able to think, remember, or process information quickly or efficiently.
Alzheimer’s and dementia can impact the mind, personal relationships, and how you function as a human being. The disease can become progressive.
Get Your Hearing Tested
Receiving a hearing test is an easy way to protect the connection between your brain and your ears. It’s a simple way to keep track of your hearing health so that you can intervene and slow down the process.
Get in touch with us at Pure Sound Hearing for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.