The impact of hearing loss on brain function

In a Johns Hopkins news release from 2013 summarizing their study on hearing loss’s effects on the human brain, Dr. Frank Lin — director of the study, and one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject — had an interesting quote:

"Our results show that hearing loss should not be considered an inconsequential part of aging, because it may come with some serious long-term consequences to healthy brain functioning."

He went on to offer this advice, “Our findings emphasize just how important it is for physicians to discuss hearing with their patients and to be proactive in addressing any hearing declines over time."

Listen to Dr. Lin, and be proactive in addressing your hearing decline

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By Starkey Hearing Technologies blog