Hearing loss that is left untreated can increase the chances of developing dementia. Researches are continuing to dig into why the percentage of people who develop dementia is higher among those with untreated hearing loss.
What they do know for sure if that treating hearing loss is a modifiable risk factor that people in middle age should focus on and not avoid. Hearing aids have changed so much over the years and there are a vast array of options to help preserve a persons sense of hearing and remain discrete!
As a whole building and preserving as many cognitive processes as possible helps to delay or even prevent dementias in the future!
Hearing loss is one of those cognitive processes that is easily managed, why not start there?