The Surprising Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

November 15, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

The other day I stumbled upon a fascinating news piece on NBC about the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Imagine, how something as common as hearing loss could have a profound impact on our overall brain health.

The segment on the Today Show shed light on hearing loss and dementia. It's eye-opening to see the increasing number of people developing early-onset dementia each year. Being aware of the connection between hearing loss and dementia is now more important than ever.

In 2020, after years of struggling with hearing loss, I finally decided to have my hearing tested at Peninsula Hearing in Port Townsend. Little did I know that this decision would make a world of difference. I ended up getting fitted with hearing aids and boy, do I wish I had done it sooner!

If you're curious, I highly recommend watching the Today Show segment, which is only 4 minutes long, on Hearing Loss and Dementia. It's an insightful piece that will truly make you think twice about the importance of taking care of your hearing health.

Feel free to share this Blog post with someone who might benefit from it and let's start a conversation about the importance of hearing care. You can also leave me a comment on what you thought of this fascinating information. 

Here is a link to more Alzheimer's Facts 

  • By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.

  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. 

  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

  • In 2023, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $345 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to nearly $1 trillion.


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