Follow a few guidelines and steps to ensure that your are adapting properly to the use of hearing aids in the workplace.
Brain atrophy is the damaging of connections between brain cells or loss of cells in general, which can be greatly impacted by hearing loss.
Research indicates individuals with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and colors, with features to accommodate all levels of hearing loss and active lifestyles.
When the hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they atrophy – weaken – making recovery from hearing loss through mechanical means, aka a hearing aid, that much more difficult.
Medical professionals with hearing loss often struggle with stethoscope use. Fortunately there are options for persons with hearing loss and who wear hearing aids that allow them to continue using a stethoscope successfully.
Research has shown that hearing loss not only exacerbates the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia, but may also be a risk factor. 33% with memory and hearing loss were reclassified as having less severe dementia once treated with hearing aids.