Recent studies have suggested that people with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia than people with normal hearing. One expert even suggests that people with hearing loss are nearly 36 percent more likely to develop dementia.
With more research emerging that strengthens this claim, it is easy to see why hearing professionals are urging people with hearing loss to get fitted with hearing aids. Researchers believe the problem begins when people with hearing loss strain to hear noises.
But when you are properly fitted with hearing aids, this stress is removed and keeps the brain is able to function normally.
The likelihood of developing hearing problems increases with age, so it is important to look for signs of hearing loss as you get older. Most of the common signs are simple to identify, such as increased television volume or asking people to repeat what they said. If you start to notice these signs, schedule an appointment with a hearing professional to test your hearing. These tests are normally very simple and can identify if you should be fitted with hearing aids.
Our caring and compassionate staff receives special training for assisting those with dementia. If you have a loved one with dementia, visit Kingston’s Memory Care page to see how we can help.