Act now to reduce dementia risk

At the start of World Alzheimer’s Month we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t highlight the now-confirmed link between uncorrected hearing loss in midlife, and the elevated risk of developing dementia in later life. 

Put simply, if you’re middle aged and you have a hearing loss but you’re not correcting it with hearing aids, then you’re putting yourself at risk of developing dementia further down the line.  It’s now five years since a Lancet Commission report focused on nine risk factors for dementia, including uncorrected hearing loss. Here was confirmation that dementia had the potential to be prevented in older age by taking care of your hearing from midlife.

Why does uncorrected hearing loss put you at greater risk of developing dementia? The brain has to work overtime to ‘fill in the gaps’ when it doesn’t get all the information from the ears. This extra workload over time puts the brain under intense pressure, increasing the risk of developing dementia.

Talk to The Hearing Clinic
It’s thought that the number of people in the UK living with dementia will be 2 million by 2051. If you’re middle aged now, and have uncorrected hearing loss, you don’t have to be one of them.

Our friendly and professional team at The Hearing Clinic is here to help. We’ll do a thorough hearing assessment and work with you to return you to hearing health.

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