Hearing Loss & Brain Atrophy
Hearing Loss & Brain Overload
Is It Hearing Loss or Dementia?
Although hearing loss can set the stage for dementia and Alzheimer’s, it’s also important to recognize the risk of misdiagnosis. If you suspect dementia in yourself or a loved one, seek treatment from a trained medical professional.
Some of the undiagnosed hearing loss symptoms that are commonly misunderstood as dementia include:
Forgetting something that was just said
Misunderstanding a story or explanation
Acting confused about simple verbal instructions
A hearing impairment makes it difficult to listen, reply and respond to verbal cues. This can escalate feelings of confusion, isolation and paranoia—so it’s important to get your hearing checked by a professional as soon as possible.
Not sure if you’re experiencing hearing loss? Click the link below to try our free online screening.
How Can Hearing Aids Help?
Although there is no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s, experts have found that hearing aids can slow the rate of cognitive decline and improve the quality of life for people with dementia and hearing loss.² In addition, hearing aids can help to alleviate feelings of loneliness or depression that sometimes arise unexpectedly later in life.
Today’s hearing aids are available in a range of styles to suit a variety of lifestyles, ages and types of hearing loss. Click the link below to book a free appointment with a Beltone hearing care professional and begin your journey to better hearing.
More About Untreated Hearing Loss
The connection between depression and hearing loss should come as no surprise. When a formerly gregarious person is no longer able to socialize or participate in beloved activities, the mental toll can be significant and lasting. Learn how to recognize the signs of depression and how you can act in defense of your mental health.
Untreated hearing loss can put a strain on many aspects of your personal life. Everything from casual interactions with strangers to your closest relationships with friends and family are likely to be affected by your inability to understand speech or distinguish between the mix of sounds in your environment.