Hearing loss affects people in different ways

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Memory

Memory

Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to follow conversations and is often very exhausting. Using more mental resources to “fill in the gaps” leaves you with fewer resources to remember what was said

Dementia

Dementia

Sounds help to stimulate our brain. Untreated hearing loss is thus associated with a greater risk of dementia.

Using hearing aids helps reduce mental decline

While no hearing aids can cure dementia or restore hearing, they do go a long way in helping to keep your brain fit. When you wear hearing aids you will find it easier to communicate and participate in social activities. This stimulates your brain and helps decrease the risk of accelerated mental decline related to untreated hearing loss.

Conversation

Conversation

Living with a hearing loss is tiring. Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to stay connected to communication and entertainment devices like TV and phones. Untreated hearing loss could also lead to reduced contact with family, friends and colleagues, which can turn into feelings of isolation and depression

Falling

Falling

Untreated hearing loss can increase the risk of falling. Since hearing loss imposes a cognitive load, there may be fewer cognitive resources to help with maintaining balance and gait.

Weak hearing

Hearing is Central to your Health and Quality of Life

Help Keep your Brain Fit

Untreated hearing loss > Less stimulation of the brain > Accelerated mental decline, higher risk of dementia > trouble with remember and problem solving

Treated hearing loss > Improved communication skills > socially active, stimulation of the brain > help keep you brain fit

Depression

Depression

Living with a hearing loss is tiring. Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to stay connected to communication and entertainment devices like TV and phones. Untreated hearing loss could also lead to reduced contact with family, friends and colleagues, which can turn into feelings of isolation and depression

Mental tiredness

Mental tiredness

Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to follow conversations and is often very exhausting. Using more mental resources to “fill in the gaps” leaves you with fewer resources to remember what was said

Heart disease

Heart disease

Hearing loss and cardiovascular disease are often linked. Long-term exposure to loud noise only damages your ears, it can also damage your heart. Noise pollution can trigger the body's stress response. Nighttime noise can affect sleep quality by preventing sleep and disrupting sleep cycles, leading to an increase in blood pressure. The inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it is possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body

Social isolation

Social isolation

Living with a hearing loss is tiring. Untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to stay connected to communication and entertainment devices like TV and phones. Untreated hearing loss could also lead to reduced contact with family, friends and colleagues, which can turn into feelings of isolation and depression