Dementia effects millions of people around the world. In recent studies, dementia has been linked to hearing loss. But what are these links and how can you reduce your risk of dementia?
One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet Comission.
It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, smoking, physical inactivity and the single largest factor being an untreated hearing loss in mid-life.
“The brain plays a vital role in good hearing, and difficulties with hearing may be to linked to different types of dementia,” explains Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer's Research UK.
“While it’s not yet clear what’s behind this link, Hidden Hearing is helping Alzheimer's Research UK to support ground-breaking research to explore the reasons behind this link and offer vital understanding about the condition.”
If you feel that you or someone you know is experiencing hearing loss, getting a hearing test is more important than ever. You can book your free hearing test here.
Untreated hearing loss can lead to or can be associated with a number of wider health conditions. One of these conditions is Dementia. By experiencing hearing loss and not seeking help, the risk of developing Dementia can increase depending on many factors. By getting your hearing tested, you can take the first step in reducing that risk. At Hidden Hearing, we provide no obligation hearing assessments, absolutely free.
There are many ways that you can help reduce your risk of developing Dementia.
One way of lowering your risk is to get your hearing tested. Catching hearing loss early can keep the brain sharp and stay connected to your world.
How could getting your hearing tested help reduce your risk? Find out more about your brain health and hearing loss here.
For more tips on lowering the risk of developing Dementia, download our FREE brochure, “Reducing Your Risk of Dementia”, by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
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