For those of us who are interested in maintaining our health into our senior years, hearing health care is significant.
Studies have shown that cognitive health is maintained with the use of hearing aids. Untreated hearing loss is associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function. 50% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have undiagnosed hearing loss, which causes them to answer questions inappropriately.
Improved communication made possible by hearing aid use results in improved mood, improved social interactions, and improved cognitively stimulating abilities. All good reasons to call and come in for a hearing test!
Research by the non-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA) concluded that hearing loss treatment is shown to improve: