Untreated Hearing Loss- Are You Still Waiting?!?

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So many studies and reports are showing the detrimental effects of untreated hearing loss. However, we are still finding that patients are waiting an average of 7 years to treat their problem. I have compiled quite a few studies and articles that may convince you to at least try hearing aids.

John’s Hopkins- Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_and_dementia_linked_in_study

John’s Hopkins- Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_

John’s Hopkins- Hearing Loss Accelerates Brain Function Decline in Older Adults:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_accelerates_brain_function_decline_in_older_adults

University of Texas- Study Shows that hearing aids improve brain function:

http://www.hearingreview.com/2016/02/study-shows-hearing-aids-improve-brain-function/

Auditory Deprivation: Use it or Lose it:

https://starkeypro.com/pdfs/technical-papers/Auditory_Deprivation-Use_it_or_Lose_it.pdf

Baltimore Study on Aging- Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869227/

Baltimore Study on Aging 2011- Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277836/

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) – Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Depression, Social Isolation in Seniors:

https://www.audiology.org/publications-resources/document-library/untreated-hearing-loss-linked-depression-social-isolation

Self-Reported Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-Year Study (Self-reported hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults; hearing aid use attenuates such decline.):

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26480972

LA Times article- About one-third of dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood, experts say:

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-dementia-prevention-age-20170720-htmlstory.html

We are here to help! Consider an evaluation, and/or a hearing aid trial with one of our Audiologists at Hearing Associates, Inc. by calling 818-727-7020!

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