Untreated Hearing Loss

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Hearing Loss Prevention in NY

Did you know? Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering.

The Impact of Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss can have an impact on more than just communication abilities and relationships, it now is also is being reported that it is linked to the increased development of dementia.

Adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. Graphic showing chart of hearing loss over time.
Though all human brains become smaller with age, shrinkage is accelerated in adults with hearing loss
Untreated hearing loss may result in serious long-term consequences to healthy brain functioning

Dementia & Hearing Loss

Warning: Untreated hearing loss has been linked to dementia

A Correlation to Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Better Hearing May Help Reduce the Likelihood of Dementia & Alzheimer’s

“Hearing aids could delay or prevent dementia by improving patients’ hearing” – John Hopkins and National Institute on Aging

A recent study by John Hopkins Medicine and the National Institute of Aging reported a correlation between untreated hearing loss and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The main cause for concern relates to a term called ‘auditory deprivation’ which means that instead of the brain actively processing sounds throughout the day, the decrease in sounds, due to hearing loss, reduces this stimulation of the brain. The reduction of brain activity from processing sounds and comprehending speech may play a big factor in the development of dementia in many cases.

“Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing”


Treating hearing loss with the use of hearing aids can be an especially major step towards delaying or preventing dementia. We recommend that anyone experiencing hearing loss, or for a loved one, take the important first step in addressing the issue by scheduling an appointment for a complimentary hearing consultation. Call us at Click Here to Call Us or schedule an appointment today!

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