Even though you are staying home more often these days, it’s crucial to keep an active brain in order to continue processing sound. A study from John Hopkins indicated that having mild hearing loss doubled the risks of dementia. Individuals who suffered from severe hearing loss were five times more likely to be diagnosed with dementia if they did not get treatment for their hearing loss.
Your brain is activated when you can hear
Hearing incidental sounds, even if there is no direct communication, is crucial to keeping the brain engaged and processing sound waves. Studies on children have shown that incidental sounds and incidental learning are important in their early development. Noise management features are switched off in order to provide children with an introduction to as many sounds as possible.
Due to the pandemic, even though you may not currently be using your hearing aids as a means of direct communication with other people, it’s vital for your brain to hear incidental sounds.
Hearing aids alert you of surrounding danger or other important signals
To keep yourself and others safe, wearing hearing aids will allow you to hear any alarms or sirens that may go off close by. If you are new to wearing hearing aids, you’re going to hear lots of sounds that you haven’t heard in years. You may not realize how loud the refrigerator hum is or that there’s a strange sound coming from your car that needs to be fixed. It’s necessary to hear sounds throughout your day in order to acclimate your brain, so that you can feel more secure in your health and safety.
Hearing aids connect you to others
Today’s hearing aids help you stay connected to the people in your life. These devices can be hooked up to your smartphone, tablet and TV, which allow users to remain informed about the news and other information that is important to you.
Hearing aids with Bluetooth®, like Starkey’s Livio AI, can engage in FaceTime calls, regular phone calls and Zoom video chats.
Being away from family and friends during this time may be difficult, but being able to hear incidental sounds can make you more aware of your surroundings and safer, in addition to staying connected to loved ones.
If you, or a loved one, are in need of hearing aids, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing aids from name brands including HANSATON, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, Signia, Starkey, Unitron and Widex.
Please be aware that Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require new hearing aid fittings, repairs and re-fittings. If you need a hearing aid repair, we ask that you please wait in your car, while wearing your mask, and place your hearing aids in a clean zip lock bag. We will come to your car to get them. If you are having any issues with your hearing aids, or need supplies for your hearing aids, please call us before visiting one of our offices.