Hearing and Your Health

The start of a new year is a time for hitting health goals. Keeping your hearing healthy is an important part of your overall health as untreated hearing loss can impact the entire body.

Research shows that leaving hearing loss untreated can lead to depression and anxiety as people tend to avoid social interactions, leading to feelings of loneliness and isolation. These challenges and lack of social connection can reduce someone’s overall quality of life. Relationships can suffer, professionally and personally, leading to a deeper sense of isolation.

However, it’s not just our emotional and mental health that can take a hit, our physical and cognitive health are also impacted. Untreated hearing loss is linked to higher risk of falls and dementia. In fact, hearing loss is one of the top modifiable risk factors for dementia. If left untreated, hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline by as much as 30-40%.

If you have any concerns about your hearing, don’t wait to get help. It might be as simple as removing build-up earwax! Researchers have shown that treating hearing loss leads to improved satisfaction with all aspects of healthcare, reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression, and loneliness, and can improve quality of life. It’s a great way to start the new year – no time like the present. Call your local hearing expert today to make sure your hearing is ready for the new year.


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