Which Hearing Aids Should You Wear to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Hearing Loss?
At Ace Audiology, we understand the importance of staying connected with loved ones, engaging in conversations, and maintaining cognitive sharpness as we age, this can be difficult if you start experiencing hearing problems. As a leading audiology provider, our mission is to offer comprehensive hearing solutions that not only improve your hearing but also enhance your overall well-being.
Age related hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss, and it is important to address it, to prevent dementia as well as other modifiable risk factors. If you think you have trouble hearing, or have self reported hearing loss, get in touch with Ace Audiology today to book a hearing test and get a hearing aid.
Understanding the Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
At Ace Audiology, we believe that addressing hearing loss plays a crucial role in maintaining cognitive and physical health. The brain relies on auditory input for stimulation, and when you have a hearing impairment, the brain may receive insufficient cognitive stimulation, potentially leading to cognitive decline over time.
Further, difficulty hearing can lead to social isolation, as it is difficult to communicate with others, which can lead to impacted cardiovascular health if you are no longer leaving the house. This increases your atherosclerosis risk, a condition where there is a thickening of the arteries, as well as an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The Lancet study found the cardiovascular risk group in their study had a 48% reduction in the rate of cognitive decline after 3 years compared to the same risk group who were unaided.
By addressing your hearing issues with a hearing aid, you can reduce these impactful modifiable risk factors and help you live a long, happy and social life.
Hearing loss and Dementia
Studies have shown that people with hearing loss have a higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or even developing dementia than those with normal hearing. The risk of dementia increases with the severity of hearing loss. For example, people with mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia as those with normal hearing, and people with severe hearing loss are five times as likely to develop dementia.
Using a hearing intervention such as a hearing aid helps reduce your risk factors associated with moderate hearing loss.
Selecting the Right Hearing Aids to Support Your Cognitive Health
At Ace Audiology, we provide advanced hearing aids designed to suit your unique needs and lifestyle. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right hearing aids to support your cognitive health:
Our modern digital hearing aids utilise cutting-edge technology to adapt to your specific hearing profile. With personalised adjustments, you can experience enhanced speech comprehension and reduced cognitive effort during conversations.
Discreet Design and Comfort
We offer a range of hearing aid styles designed for comfort and discretion. Our custom-fit hearing aids ensure a seamless fit that aligns perfectly with the contours of your ears, ensuring comfort and effectiveness.
Noise Reduction Features
Our hearing aids are equipped with intelligent noise reduction algorithms to help you focus on conversations, even in challenging, noisy environments. Reducing background noise can significantly ease cognitive strain during social interactions.
Stay connected with our hearing aids that offer seamless wireless connectivity. You can stream audio directly from your smartphone, television, or other devices, enhancing your engagement with technology and the world around you.
Our team of skilled audiologists is committed to providing personalised care. We work closely with you to understand your hearing needs and recommend the most suitable hearing aids to support your cognitive health effectively.
Embracing a Better Hearing Experience
At Ace Audiology, we believe that addressing hearing loss is a step towards embracing a better hearing experience and maintaining cognitive sharpness. Our focus is on empowering you to lead a fulfilling life, surrounded by the sounds you cherish and the conversations you enjoy. With a hearing aid you can:
Contact Ace Audiology Today
At Ace Audiology, we are dedicated to helping you address hearing loss with compassion and expertise. Our range of advanced hearing aids is designed to cater to your unique needs, ensuring improved hearing clarity and potentially reducing the risk of cognitive impairment.
Let us help you in your journey to better hearing and cognitive health. Get in touch with us today, and together, we’ll discover the ideal hearing aid solution tailored to your lifestyle and well-being. With Ace Audiology, you can look forward to treating hearing loss and having improved hearing, helping you stay connected with the world around you.
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