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The Power of Hearing: Brain Health

The power of hearing over brain health can’t be overlooked! Everyone worries about losing their memory. So, we do everything we can – eat right, exercise, medical checkups.

But there is a powerful thing we are missing for brain health– our hearing! Our sense of hearing is ignored and not even a part of our routine physical.  When was your last hearing checkup?

Yet, studies link brain health with good sound stimulation and declining brain function with auditory deprivation (hearing loss).

THE POWER OF HEARING – KNOW THE FACTS:

  • When hearing declines, inadequate stimulation decreases connections in the brain that process and understand information.
  • Even a mild decrease in hearing DOUBLES the risk of dementia.
  • Hearing loss actually shrinks the brain 1 cubic centimeter every year due to loss of grey matter.
  • Inadequate hearing is directly related to memory ability. Hard to remember what you didn’t hear!

No one wants to admit they have difficulty hearing. But it’s no longer just an inconvenience.  Getting your hearing checked is not optional for brain health!  (See why here). Annual hearing checkups are vital to your brain health and wellness. And it just could keep your brain healthy!

Dr. Anita Carroll is a licensed Audiologist and owner of Hearing Solutions in the Triangle, PLLC with over 25 years of experience. Need some wellness tips – she can be contacted here.  If you’re looking to test hearing or improve listening skills visit our online scheduling here.