What is the impact of leaving your hearing loss undiagnosed?
By Hidden Hearing Advertorial
Published Date: 09/02/2017
Hearing loss can affect people
of any age. You can lose your hearing over time or you can be born with a
hearing loss. It could be the result of your ears ageing or could be the result
of exposure to very loud noise that causes damage.
the reason for your hearing loss, it is recommended that you get your hearing
tested as soon as you feel you might be having trouble. Getting your hearing
tested may not only help you get the solution you need but also might help to
identify other health issues that may be impacting you. Undiagnosed hearing
loss can disguise other health issues.
What health conditions are
linked to hearing loss?
Dementia or Cognitive Decline
by John Hopkins and the National Institute of Aging Research (USA) have
suggested that a loss of hearing in later life may significantly increase the
chances of developing dementia compared to those who retain their hearing.
an 18 year study, it was found that those with mild, moderate and severe
hearing loss were twofold, threefold and fivefold, respectively, more likely to
develop dementia/ compared to those who retained a normal level of hearing.
to hear can cause cognitive fatigue which can leave the brain more vulnerable
is best to get your hearing tested as soon as you feel you may have a loss so
that a solution can be provided for you as soon as possible.
have shown that your hearing health and your heart are connected and it is
advised that those who have their hearing checked also get their cardiovascular
health checked too.
ears rely on a good blood flow to the inner ear. Having good cardiovascular
health can help with your hearing. When there is poor blood flow, your hearing
may be affected.
type of hearing loss can often be very sudden due to the loss of blood flow to
the cochlear. Therefore, a sudden hearing loss may be a sign of cardiovascular
you have experienced a sudden loss of hearing, it is advised to get your
hearing and heart health checked as soon as possible.
to some studies, those with diabetes are twice more likely to develop a hearing
loss than those who don’t suffer from diabetes.
The studies have
highlighted that those diabetes should not only have regular eyesight
check-ups, but also regular hearing tests to make the ears are not damaged due
to the diabetes.
Loss can have an effect on your social wellbeing as well as your physical and
have been studies that highlight the benefit of using hearing aids. Older
people who have an untreated hearing loss can often suffer negative effects compared
to those who seek treatment.
can be that those with untreated hearing loss withdraw from social situations
due to not being able to hear, may feel insecure, depressed, anxious which may
have a further effect on personal and professional relationships.
Those who seek help, on the
other hand, are more likely to report benefits of using hearing aids;
including, improved mental health, increased independence and security and
better feelings about themselves.
What can you do?
your hearing tested is a good first step in making sure your health is in
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