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About Hearing Health
Hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age, and it's important to address it as soon as possible. At Earful, we believe in an individual approach, catering to the specific needs of each client. Our goal is to help you regain your hearing and improve your overall quality of life.
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What causes hearing loss?
Hearing Loss can be caused by a wide range of factors. Often Hearing loss can gradually reduce over time but it can happen suddenly. Identifying the root cause of hearing loss is the first step to your hearing treatment plan.
Some common causes of hearing loss include:
Age related Hearing loss (Over the age of 50 can significantly increase your chances)
Exposure to loud noises, such as listening to music very loud or working in loud environments
Perforations to the eardrum
If you have any of the above and your symptoms have happened suddenly. It is important to discuss this with your Doctor.
The link between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s disease
Adults with hearing loss have a higher risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders
According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss—especially men— are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, compared to those with normal hearing. Men with hearing loss were 69 percent more likely to develop dementia than those with no hearing impairment.
The risk escalates as a person’s hearing loss worsens. Those with mild hearing impairment are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those with normal hearing. The risk increases three-fold for those with moderate hearing loss, and five-fold for those with severe impairment.
Numerous studies show that hearing aids not only improve a person’s hearing—they also help preserve a person’s independence, mental abilities, emotional and physical health, and work, home, and social lives. A full, happy life keeps your brain active.
Early identification and treatment of a potential hearing loss helps minimize risks later in life.