Staying mentally sharp is not only vital to aging well, it’s a top concern of adults, according to the 2015 United States of Aging Survey. When asked what could prevent them from maintaining mental acuity, adult respondents identified three key barriers — all of which have been linked to untreated hearing loss:
- Loss of important relationships
- Decreased cognitive ability
Treating hearing loss, on the other hand, is proven to help remove these key barriers by having a positive impact on relationships, reducing the risk of cognitive decline, and boosting optimism and confidence.
Our new SoundThinking site interactively illustrates the correlation between hearing loss and mental sharpness, and is a good counseling tool for helping patients understand the value of treating their hearing impairment.