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What’s The Connection Between Hearing And Cognitive Health?

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Whats The Connection Between Hearing And Cognitive HealthThe connection between hearing and cognitive health is that people with hearing loss are more likely to avoid social situations, which may impact both physical activity and emotional well being, any of which may mediate the relationship between hearing ability and brain health.Hearing loss occurs in approximately one in three people aged 65 and above. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Several studies have indicated that there is a connection between hearing loss and brain function decline.

Maintain that your brain always stays stimulated. According to research, this is the most important thing we can do to maintain our brains as we age to stay mentally engaged. We can also do it through an active social life with friends, family and business associates. Healthy hearing is a key part of staying involved with people you love and the world.

Luckily, hearing aids can help with this problem.

In one study, researchers identified nine risk factors for developing dementia: less childhood education, hypertension, anxiety, obesity, smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation, diabetes, and, you guessed it right- hearing impairment

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss.

Do not ignore hearing loss, and do not delay getting the treatment you need. Take it from someone who knows what he's talking about. If hearing loss is potentially contributing to these differences we're seeing on MRI, you may want to treat it before these brain structural changes take place.

Dealing with cognitive health

  • It is important for people with hearing loss to take necessary actions and get the treatment they need.
  • Wear hearing aid device

Hearing Impairment

This is a general term which covers both young age and old aged people having hearing difficulties.

Hard of Hearing

Those whom the sense of hearing although defective is functional with or without hearing aid


Those whom the sense of hearing is non functional for the ordinary purposes of life

When something bad happens about your hearing, you have three choices; you can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

Written by: Vina Benitez, Eternus Global