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”

Treatment

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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Always an excellent experience at McGuire’s hearing. They are kind and knowledgeable. I have been wearing hearing aids for many years and my daughter has been wearing them her whole life so I have been to many different places but so far (4yrs) McGuire’s in Riverhead has not let me...

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Abby Koeppel, on Google

25+ years ago I selected McGuires because patients were satisfied & had no complaints. McGuires has always met my needs. I do not hesitate to recommend McGuires to patients & friends.

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Joanne Davis-Slotkin, on Google

Audiologist is wonderful. Only complaint, this office texts, calls, texts again with appointment reminders, even after first confirmation. Feels like nagging.

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Lorraine De Armitt, on Google

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr Bohr who was very professional and empathetic. She also introduced me to the newest technology re hearing aids. I am looking forward to a meeting with her next week to assess my experience with this hearing aid,

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Pablo L. Torre Jr. M.D., on Google

Mary was very capable and pleasant to work with. She did everything possible to help me with my new hearing aides but, above that she obviously very experienced and knows the medical information accruing to hearing problems.

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Ruth Bruun, on Google

What a great experience! I had been procrastinating looking into getting a hearing device for too long. Dr. Hayden dispensed my hearing tests and was incredibly professional, understanding, and knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. She was able to answer all my questions and concerns as well as determine...

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Ellen Robertson, on Google

I am a very hard of hearing person. Having Mary Bohr taking care of my hearing aid takes the tension away from me. Any problems are dealt with and Mary finds a solution. I am very fortunate to have Mary in my life

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Rena Rosenfeld, on Google

The audiologist in Southampton was amazing! She is professional, courteous, worked with me and my insurance to get the best hearing aide! So thankful!!

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Anastasia Karloutsos, on Google

Very professional, helpful and friendly. My experience was exceptional, I would highly recommend.

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Frank Dalene, on Google

Setting appointments is excellent, Dr. Dawn Von Bergen explains thoroughly the entire Process of hearing test, interpretation of results , the features of hearing aid devices, fitting and follow-up I am happy to recommend McGuire’s hearing center And Dr. Dawn Von Bergen to all , specially Elderly candidates!

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suresh gohel, on Google

McGuires is AMAZING! Dawn and her staff are kind and accommodating. Our appointments are always thorough and informative. She takes her time and explains everything. Would highly recommend.

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Mcguire's Hearing Aids & Audiology Services

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