By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS, BC-HIS

SWF Health and Wellness MagazineEarly Detection
is Key Hearing loss is one issue many people put off. Most people convince themselves that they either do not need any help, or that their hearing isn’t bad enough to do anything about it now. However, like most problems, putting it off will only worsen the situation. Early detection is key to solving most medical issues, before it gets severe.

Hearing Devices Increase Overall Well-Being
Hearing devices are shown to increase the overall well-being of individuals. Case studies show hearing instrument wearers are more confident and self-assured. Users also were more likely to be more socially active and participate in activities once avoided because of their hearing deficit. Hearing instrument users also reported better relationships with family and friends, even an improvement with intimacy in their love lives.

Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Finally, and most important of all, John’s Hopkins Medical University, the University of Pennsylvania (Pearlman Medical School), and the National Institute on Aging showed recent studies of people with untreated hearing loss is a major cause in losing cognitive function of the brain due to atrophy in the auditory portion of the brain that interprets speech. We actually hear with our brains! Recent studies noted people with mild hearing loss (untreated) were twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Those with severe losses were five times as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Free Hearing Evaluation
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Do yourself a favor: USE YOUR BRAIN!

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