Dementia and Hearing loss

According to Alzheimer’s Australia, there are more than 342,800 Australians living with dementia. The number is expected to increase to 900,000 by 2050. The overwhelming impact of dementia on affected individuals and the burden imposed on their families is unfortunately a reality for too many.

Dementia is a term used to describe a large group of illnesses that causes a progressive decline in a person’s memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical function. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, caused by a progressive degeneration of brain cells. Any person can develop Alzheimer’s disease, however it is more common in older age.
Numerous studies have shown that individuals with hearing loss are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia and reduced cognitive function due to decreased signals to the brain. Researchers have suggested that this is due to the reduced social interaction that occurs with hearing loss.

‘Blindness separates people from things, deafness separates people from people’ – Immanuel Kant.

Hearing loss can cause social isolation, stress, embarrassment and depression. With the modern era of hearing aids to assist managing hearing loss, it is only logical what the next step involves. With better hearing, the individual feels more connected to their family, friends and the community. Hearing aids and devices have assisted with making social isolation a thing of the past as these devices can help to improve an individual’s mental and physical health.

At Stay Tuned Hearing, we aim to keep you connected. We service Pensioners, Veterans, Worksafe clients and Privates. There is a no obligation 30 day free trial (if necessary) to give you piece of mind. So if you are having trouble with your hearing or hearing aids or wish to relocate to us so we can help fix your hearing concerns, then please give us a call on 03 9708 8626. It is never too late to make a change.