Hidden Hearing Respond to Research that Links Hearing Loss to Dementia

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The hearing specialists at Hidden Hearing have responded to research that suggests a link between hearing loss and the brain.

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This research further details the importance of looking after your hearing, especially into old age.

Recent scientific research has suggested that hearing loss could contribute to greater cognitive decline as we age.

An article written on the BBC website by Professor David McAlpine, director of the UCL Ear Institute, has discussed the details of the study. He suggested that if hearing loss was left untreated, it may contribute to cognitive decline – relating to understanding, reasoning and perception skills as people age.

More people suffer with hearing problems than any of the other senses, which can lead to communication problems in social situations and result in disadvantages in education, employment and earning potential.

A World Health Organisation study suggests that 50% of all people over 65 suffer with age related hearing loss.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“This research further details the importance of looking after your hearing, especially into old age. Many people may choose to ignore hearing problems because they’re worried about the social stigma of a hearing aid, but at Hidden Hearing we stock a range of discreet and invisible devices to improve hearing and stop people missing out on conversations.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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