It takes more than an apple a day to keep your health in good order. That is why Hidden Hearing created the Wellness Programme. We believe that everyone in Ireland should have a baseline hearing screening as part of their overall wellness regime.
Fionnan Murray from Hidden Hearing Bray recently held a Wellness Talk with Brays local Active Retirement group. See pictures below.
Untreated hearing loss can affect your overall health. In our Wellness Talk, Fionnan Murray from Hidden Hearing Bray advised on the below:
Heart health: From the Better Hearing Institute
People with a hearing loss should get their cardiovascular health checked,
and people with cardiovascular disease should get their hearing checked
as studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system- a person’s
heart, arteries, and veins has a positive affect on hearing and vice versa.
Diabetes: From the Better Hearing Institute
Patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely as those without the
disease to have hearing loss, according to a recent National Institutes of
Health (NIH) study.
Dementia – From Johns Hopkins Medicine
Older people with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop
dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns
Hopkins and National Institute on Aging Research (USA), suggests.
Stroke – From The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association published a recap of an extensive study
that suggests there may be a relationship between sudden sensorineural
hearing loss, more easily called SSNHL, and stroke.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED HEARING LOSS IN OLDER PERSONS
Compared to older hearing-impaired people who use hearing aids, those
who do not use hearing aids are more likely to report:
- sadness and depression
- worry and anxiety
- less social activity
- emotional turmoil
On the other hand, older people whose hearing loss is treated often report
benefits that include:
- better relationships with their families
- better feelings about themselves
- improved mental health
- greater independence and security