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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The entire team at McGuires is very up to date with not just technology but also great service and care. They have helped my son and I on our hearing journey tremendously. We recommend them highly if you have hearing problems

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Steven Hasher, on Google

Back at McGuires today for a follow up an hearing aid adjustment, great experience. Treated with kindness and respect. Promptly seen which is always appreciated. Saying looking forward to going back seems a little weird so I guess let’s just say we didn’t mind knowing we have to make a...

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John Vega, on Google

Roseanne answered all my question and had made needed adjustments. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Had a productive visit. Thank you

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Vincent Vellucci, on Google

After visiting several places in Riverhead to get my hearing aid domes and wax guards replaced, in desperation I went to McGuire’s. They quickly and professionally fixed my hearing aids for a modest fee. I can recommend them highly. Ed Mills

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Edward Mills, on Google

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

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

Carissa was absolutely wonderful. Listened, explained clearly, and, when I left I was hearing better than ever.

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Marilyn Fitterman, on Google

Christina was awesome and that's the reason I purchased from McGuires. Very knowledgeable, professional and took her time to answer all my questions and explain the hearing aid in detail. .

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Vincent Vellucci, 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

Helpful, experienced, very kind and understanding. I took my 92 yr old grandmother for this appointment and they made her feel comfortable and like a queen!

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Alexis Pichardo, on Google

I first want to say how amazing everyone is here Cathy and Dawn are very kind hearted and helpful people they helped my son when he lost his hearing aid a few months back when he was stressing out they came and helped us it's almost as if they are...

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Brenda Coffey, on Google

Best of the best in EVERY way. Dawn is Experienced and always helpful. Cathy is an excellent asset to the company. A great professional team!!!!

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Theresa Massaro, on Google

They're very nice and professional. Before they slapped a hearing aid they made sure that your results are correct and accurate. They explain everything to you so that you understand what to expect. I would refer my friends and family if I could. Thank you McGuire for helping me get...

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Leslie Austin, on Google

What an amazing office Dawn is the most patient and kind hearted wonderful lady to work with. She is so knowledgeable. It's a gift to be around her and have her help me with my hearing issues. Learning to work with the hearing aid she had such patience with me....

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william kanz, on Google

Prompt service.

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Peter Nance, on Google

Very professional and personable!

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Catherine Chaudhuri, on Google

Michael Butler made an appointment to have both his aides cleaned and a repair on the receiver of one. The service was friendly, convenient, competent, complete and timely. McQuires provides a great service and we will continue to use them. They come highly recommended indeed.

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Betty Butler, on Google

I've been coming to McGuire for over 15 years and have always been satisfied. They monitor my loss and provide me with the best aids for my hearing loss. Every 3 years I am eligible for an upgrade and the technology just keeps getting better. Roseann and Melissa are always...

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Carolyn George, on Google

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