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Why it is Better to Address Hearing Loss Sooner Rather than Later?

Addressing hearing loss early has its advantages. These include establishing a “baseline” to compare future tests for change, immediate enhancement of your quality of life, and helping protect against several health problems frequently linked to untreated hearing loss. The reason not to put off having a hearing test and seeking treatment is because we all actually “hear” with our brains, not with our ears. When we have hearing loss, the connections in the brain that respond to sound are likely to “reorganize” themselves. For many people, hearing aids are able to provide the sound stimulation needed for the brain to restore its connections for processing sound. As a result, the individual is able to better react to the sounds that they had been missing and cognitively process them into meaningful language. Read Full Article

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