Listen Up! Your Health Depends on It

Something new has been added to the list of things that are good for your health, and this is BIG. Good hearing is good for your health, particularly your memory and brain function. Recent research on dementia has revealed that hearing loss is somehow linked to the decline of brain function and possibly the development of dementia. Research also shows significant improvement in mental function once hearing is restored. One recent study conducted in France looked at cognitively impaired seniors with profound hearing loss. Participants in the study received medical treatment and rehabilitation for their hearing loss. More than 80% of the patients showed significant improvement in brain function one year after their hearing was restored.

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