As an audiology practice, we understand the importance of hearing health and its connection to overall well-being. A recent Harvard Health article confirmed that maintaining good hearing health can also help reduce the risk of developing dementia (1).
Studies have shown that hearing loss is a common issue, especially as we age. However, it' snot just a matter of inconvenience; it can have far-reaching consequences for cognitive health as well. The same Harvard Health article reports that individuals with hearing loss are at a higher risk of developing dementia than those with normal hearing, with the risk increasing up to five times for those with severe hearing loss.
The good news is that early detection and treatment of hearing loss can be an effective preventive measure for cognitive decline. Regular hearing check-ups are vital to maintaining good hearing health, which is why we recommend scheduling a hearing evaluation if you haven't had one in the past year or if you have noticed any changes in your hearing.
At our practice, our experienced audiologists provide comprehensive hearing tests to assess your hearing health and determine the best course of action. This may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other interventions.
If you've noticed any changes in your hearing, such as difficulty following conversations or having to turn up the volume on your devices, we encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment. Taking care of your hearing health today could reduce the risk of developing dementia in the future.
At the Atlanta Hearing Doctor, we are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need to maintain good hearing health. Contact us today to schedule your hearing evaluation and take the first step towards optimal hearing health and cognitive function.
Curhan SG.Want to reduce your risk of dementia? Get your hearing checked today[Internet]. Harvard Health Publishing; 2014 [cited 2023 Mar 13]. Available from:https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/want-to-reduce-your-risk-of-dementia-get-your-hearing-checked-today-202302162891