You may have heard that the eyes are a window to the soul, but have you ever thought of the ears being a pathway to the brain? Well its true. Researchers have found there is a link between hearing and cognition – the brain’s process of perceiving and understanding. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month – Learn more about how prompt treatment of hearing loss could keep your brain function healthy.
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New hearing aids? Take a few minutes to read this before you put them in your ears
You’re about to start wearing new hearing aids — what an exciting time! Finally, you’ll be able to converse more easily with family and friends, and you’ll enjoy the many sounds you’ve been missing, from beeping alarms to the sounds of nature.
We’ve previously reported on research showing that hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Now comes the strongest evidence yet that hearing loss is not only linked to cognitive decline and dementia, but that the use of hearing aids may help protect the brain from these conditions of advancing age.