An article recently published on the Psychology Today website acknowledges the importance of prioritizing hearing health as a way to preserve cognitive function and support brain health, at any age.
Related article: Self-reported Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
According to the article, technology has caused our brains to be “rewired” in an unhealthy way and the author provides several suggestions for optimizing a healthy brain including the avoidance of sensory overload, increasing face-to-face social interaction, and protecting your hearing. The article acknowledges the increased sensory effort that some people with hearing loss experience, which has been linked, in some studies, to an increased risk of dementia.
To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
Source: Psychology Today