Fort Worth seniors, did you know that recent studies confirm there is often a link between hearing loss and dementia?
What’s Been Learned About Dementia And Hearing Loss
Several groundbreaking studies have proven a definitive link between age related hearing loss and both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The risks increase as hearing loss worsens over time.
Those with only mild hearing loss are at almost twice the risk of developing dementia compared to individuals with normal hearing, while severely impaired hearing carries a risk five times greater than the normal population.
What’s The Link Between Hearing Loss And Dementia?
While researchers are still in the early stages of investigating the connection between hearing loss and dementia, it’s theorized that as the brain of a person with diminished hearing struggles to identify sounds, it can become overwhelmed. Also, researchers believe that the social isolation that often comes with hearing loss can contribute to the condition as well.
There are studies underway trying to determine if hearing devices can help prevent or at least delay dementia by improving hearing.
How To Protect Yourself
If you’re a Fort Worth resident over 45 years old you should protect your hearing and minimize your risk of developing dementia by getting a hearing test from a qualified audiologist. Lifetime Hearing offers free exams in our six DFW offices including our new Fort Worth office.
During your easy pain-free exam an audiologist will play a series of sounds for you and ask you to identify which ones you hear and those that you don’t. Once the free hearing test is completed, our staff will sit down with you and explain your results.
Your results will then help our team provide you with a range of hearing aid options that fit your personal situation. Lifetime Hearing offers a wide range of hearing aid styles from a variety of manufacturers. Many hearing aid providers only carry a single brand of hearing aid. But as an independent family owned company we’re able to provide you with a full range of choices so you know the hearing aid you choose is best for you.
Schedule An Appointment Now
Your hearing is precious. Now that you know untreated hearing loss is linked to dementia isn’t it time to schedule your free hearing exam?
Call our Fort Worth office at 817-533-8008. We are conveniently located at 4763 Barwick Drive, Suite 103 near Hulen Mall. Our friendly staff can help you schedule an appointment that fits your schedule and they can quickly answer any questions you may have.
Simply call 817-533-8008 to schedule your appointment today!