From studies determining what long-term effects hearing loss has on brain activity, it has been shown that untreated hearing loss can cause 30% – 40% faster cognitive decline, compared to people without hearing loss, or those who have received treatment for hearing loss.
Psychologists found there are three distinct stages in the way language is processed as we age:
Stage 1 – increased distractions
Stage 2 – a decline in processing speeds
Stage 3 – less working memory.
The point I wish to make here is that no one should take their hearing for granted, nor assume that hearing loss is a normal part of ageing and should just accept it, and learn to live with the condition. Hearing loss affects all age groups.
If you have hearing loss, seek help as early and quickly as possible otherwise you may be setting yourself up for long-term consequences such as faster cognitive decline, isolation and depression.
As it’s so easy to get treatment for a hearing loss, why postpone a hearing test and risk any negative side effects from an untreated hearing loss?
Just as we are working together as a community in beating Covid-19, give us a call at Harmony Hearing and we’ll work together with you, to find the right solution that will help you with any decline in your hearing.
We have two main clinics. One at 1/243 Onslow Road, Shenton Park (telephone: 9388 2638) and the other in Fremantle at 3/15 Parry Street (telephone 9433 3249). We also have two visiting sites in Osborne Park and Mundaring.
We look forward to hearing from you.