When left untreated, hearing loss can have many negative effects on your physical and mental health. It's important to recognize the signs of hearing loss early in order to be proactive. If your hearing loss has gone untreated, then you could be experiencing a decline in your cognitive functioning. Learn the signs of cognitive decline and how you can prevent it from affecting your life.
Cognitive decline, or cognitive impairment, is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new information, concentrating, or making decisions during their everyday life. Cognitive decline can range from mild to severe and can have a detrimental effect on your mental health and overall well-being.
If you have hearing loss and you have noticed that you are having a hard time remembering basic things, or you feel mentally exhausted after talking with other people, then you should speak to your hearing specialist.
It's important to be proactive about your hearing health in order to prevent other conditions such as cognitive decline or poor speech comprehension. Follow these tips to keep your brain active and healthy.
Taking care of your overall health is an important factor in preventing cognitive decline. Staying physically active, getting enough sleep at night, and taking time each day to practice mindfulness all are keyways to take care of not only your physical health but your mental health as well.
In addition to these tips, it is also crucial to wear your hearing aids in order to prevent cognitive decline. Hearing loss has been directly linked to cognitive decline and dementia. It's important to wear your hearing aids every day for them to provide your brain with the proper stimulation and exercise it needs to stay active and healthy. It is also important to remain socially active by talking to your family, friends, and coworkers regularly. Don't let hearing loss stop you from being with the people you love.
If you have hearing loss, then it is important to come in annually for a hearing evaluation. Even though you may currently wear hearing aids your degree of hearing loss can still change. It's important to be proactive about your hearing health and keep track of any changes with your hearing ability. We can help you be proactive by monitoring your hearing loss and helping you find a pair of hearing aids that will allow you to hear the conversation and provide your brain with the proper stimulation it needs.
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