New information concerning the link between hearing loss and dementia is now available to Ft Worth seniors!
Untreated Hearing Loss And Dementia: A Dangerous Combination
A number of research studies have confirmed there is a direct correlation between hearing loss and dementia. The risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease rise drastically as hearing diminishes. Mild hearing loss doubles the chances of dementia while severe hearing impairment can increase the odds by nearly five times!
These studies have proven that untreated hearing loss is linked to dementia. This means for many people dementia and Alzheimer’s can be a preventable condition! Because the connection between hearing loss and dementia has been well established, Lifetime Hearing has been educating Ft Worth residents to help our neighbors avoid the heartbreak and struggles of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The Link Between Hearing Loss And Dementia
Researchers believe that the brain can become overwhelmed when hearing diminishes over time. As it struggles to make sense of sounds that aren’t clear it seems to become more vulnerable to dementia. The social isolation that often comes with hearing loss is a proven risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s as well.
Researchers believe this “rewiring” of the brain coupled with social isolation creates the opportunity for dementia to take hold. Studies are being conducted now to learn whether the use of hearing aids can slow or even prevent the onset of dementia in people experiencing significant hearing loss.
Now That You Know, What Should You Do?
The first step in minimizing your risk for dementia due to hearing loss is to get a hearing test. Lifetime Hearing offers free hearing tests run by state-certified audiologists.
A hearing test is a simple procedure that is pain free and requires no medication. During the test your qualified audiologist while walk you through a simple exam where you’ll be asked to identify various sounds played through a set of headphones. Once the exam is complete you’ll have your results explained to you in plain and easy to understand language so you know what your options are.
After your hearing test you’ll be shown a range of hearing aid options that fit your personal hearing needs. Lifetime Hearing is an independently owned hearing aid provider and we carry a full line of devices from many of the biggest most trusted manufactures.
You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you have the widest selection of devices and that any recommendations you receive are focused on selecting the hearing aid that is best for you.
Schedule Your Free Hearing Test Today
Now that you know the risky relationship between hearing loss and dementia isn’t it time to ensure your hearing is the best it can be?
You can schedule a free hearing exam in our Ft Worth office by calling 817-533-8008. Our staff will work with you to set a day and time that’s convenient for you. And if you happen to be out of the area we also have 5 other DFW locations to serve you. When you call we’ll answer any and all questions you have.
Get started now. Call 817-533-8008 to schedule your free hearing test today!