Hearing loss is a risk factor for dementia
In mid-life, hearing loss is a potential modifiable risk factor for developing dementia
According to research in the Lancet, 35% of dementia cases can be explained by potentially modifiable risk factors such as untreated hearing loss, smoking, depression, and physical inactivity.
In fact, satisfactory treatment of hearing loss in mid-life can potentially reduce the risk of dementia more than any other action – including quitting smoking and exercising more.*
The significant role of hearing in mental health is just one of the reasons that our BrainHearing™ approach is so important.
*Livingston et al, 2017