The positive side to all of this negative research is the suggestion that maintaining or restoring your hearing can help to reduce or eliminate these risks entirely.
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015
Hear Virginia recently published an article titled 8 Reasons Hearing Loss is More Dangerous Than You Think, summarizing the recent research that has linked hearing loss to several serious conditions and social consequences.
Those with hearing loss often ignore the problem for years, thinking of hearing loss as more of an inconvenience or natural part of aging. A flood of modern research is flowing in that suggests otherwise, however, and links hearing loss to an increasing number of surprising conditions.
According to Hear Virginia, for around 48 million US citizens that say they experience some level of hearing loss, the effects are significantly greater than merely annoyance and frustration.
Leading the research effort is Johns Hopkins University, which has discovered links between hearing loss and dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, memory impairment, an increased risk of falls, and general mental decline.
Additional dangers linked to hearing loss include depression and social isolation, the inability to hear alerts to danger, lower household income, and underlying medical conditions causing the hearing loss. Additionally, hearing loss will worsen over time, and the portion that is lost is typically not recoverable.
The positive side to all of this negative research is the suggestion that maintaining or restoring your hearing can help to reduce or eliminate these risks entirely, according to Hear Virginia. By treating hearing loss early, more hearing can be preserved and the risk for developing more serious conditions is reduced.
For more information on the dangers associated with hearing loss, visit http://www.hear-virginia.com/blog/8-reasons-hearing-loss-is-more-dangerous-than-you-think/.
About Hear Virginia
Hear Virginia is a full-service audiology practice located in Richmond Virginia. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Hear Virginia offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for all hearing aid models. With services delivered in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Hear Virginia is Virginia’s leading destination for better hearing.
Lori Klein Gardner, Au.D.