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AARP Article Cites Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss

The article mentions the brain changes that studies have shown may happen when hearing loss remains untreated, potentially causing visual and sensory processing centers to access the auditory cortex, which can result in deterioration of the cortex over time.

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Researchers Examine Link Between Cognitive Decline, Hearing Loss

In the hippocampus, synaptic plasticity was chronically impaired by progressive hearing loss. The distribution and density of neurotransmitter receptors in sensory and memory regions of the brain also changed constantly. The stronger the hearing impairment, the poorer were both synaptic plasticity and memory ability.

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