Untreated Hearing Loss

The consequences can be severe but treatment offers hope! Untreated hearing loss has been linked to disabling medical conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Studies and observational evidence indicate that untreated hearing loss can damage your physical, emotional, and social health and well being. Your family, friends, and others will not escape these changes. In a very real sense they will share the unwanted consequences of your hearing loss. The good news is that the worst effects of hearing loss can be moderated with hearing aids, cochlear implants and post-fitting rehabilitation. When people with mild-to-profound hearing …

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Hearing Health

The previous Hearing Health article discussed the process of hearing and the causes of hearing loss. This article will address the consequences of untreated hearing loss. You may be surprised to learn that untreated jurassic adventure for sale hearing loss causes serious medical, emotional, and lifestyle problems. Future articles will discuss these consequences in more depth. “There are consequences for everything we do..or don’t do!” The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss Almost 35 million people in the U.S. know they have a hearing problem, but half of them have never had their hearing evaluated by a professional. The problem is …

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Baby Boomers in Bend Oregon Should Pay Attention: Hearing Loss and Dementia ..Linked!

The road ahead can be a hazardous trip for those unwilling to pay attention to the signs… A ground-breaking study indicates that people who experience significant hearing loss as they age may also be at higher risk of developing dementia. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in partnership with the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Frank Lin and others found that older adults with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline over time than others who didn’t experience hearing loss as they aged. Cognitive function is an intellectual process …

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Focus on Mental Health

Raising Awareness of the Link between Depression and Unaddressed Hearing Loss Pacific Northwest Audiology is joining the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in raising awareness of the link between depression and untreated hearing loss in recognition of World Mental Health Day (October 10), National Depression Screening Day® (October 11), and Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7-13). Research shows that hearing loss frequently co-exists with depression and/or anxiety, and that people with untreated hearing loss may be at an increased risk of depression. Pacific Northwest Audiology is urging people within the Bend and Central Oregon community to take the Across America Hearing …

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