Did You Know Your Untreated Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Brain?


“I didn’t hear you?”

“Would you please repeat?”

A person’s inability to hear can not only be frustrating for them but also for people around them.

Hearing loss has long been linked with isolation, stress, low self-esteem, failed relationships and poor quality of life.

However, new studies reveal that hearing loss when left untreated can have negative impacts on the brain. According to a nationwide survey conducted on 4000 people with hearing loss, individuals with untreated hearing loss were found to have considerably higher rates of depression and anxiety than the people using hearing aids.

A separate study also revealed a link between the acuteness of hearing impairment condition and the risk for cognitive decline, also known as dementia in clinical terms. When compared to people with normal hearing, individuals with mild hearing impairment were twice as likely to develop dementia and those with moderate and profound loss were three and five time more prone to develop the cognitive disability.

So how exactly does hearing loss affect your brain function?

The strong correlation between untreated hearing loss and development of disease like Dementia and Alzheimer’s that the brain’s ability to think, perceive has been proved factual through several studies now.

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When you’re listening to someone, the auditory area in the temporal lobe of your brain receives nerve impulses from the sound that gets into your ear and converts that auditory information into a spoken language that you understand. In case of people with untreated hearing loss, the brain has to work harder to process degraded incoming speech signals while compromising cognitive functions like thinking and comprehending.

Expert Recommendation

Besides all these serious effects, hearing loss is treatable.

Hearing care professionals generally recommend adults to get their hearing tested each year and look for suitable hearing aids if there hearing is impaired. Being proactive about your hearing condition can help you save yourself from stress, isolation and any potential mental disability.


HASSA offers a fine range of hearing aids online including the most advanced of devices like Audeo B, binax, LiNX2 and sound lens Australia wide. Contact HASSA today for a fee hearing assessment and a reliable treatment for your hearing loss.

Improving the Life of a Hearing Impaired Child at School

Hearing loss can put a school age child in a completely challenging situation. Performing classroom activities, learning new things, communicating with teachers and other children in class can be far more difficult for a hearing impaired child than other kids.

However, with the right support system and a well-though out education plan, the affected child can not only learn things without difficulties but excel in school.

Here are a few things that will make sure your child thrive at school despite his/her hearing impairment. Continue reading “Improving the Life of a Hearing Impaired Child at School”

3 Perils of Untreated Hearing Loss That Are Deteriorating Your Life

“What?” “Could you please repeat yourself?” I couldn’t hear you.

How often do you happen to say these lines to people around you, people communicating with you in person or on the phone? Deteriorating hearing isn’t just frustrating and stressful but it can affect the cognitive abilities and health of an individual. Continue reading “3 Perils of Untreated Hearing Loss That Are Deteriorating Your Life”

Here’s why the Disadvantages of Buying Hearing Aids Online Outweigh the Advantages

Usually, one shops online to save time and money. However, one may not be able to enjoy these advantages while buying hearing aids online. That’s because the most suitable pair of aids can only be bought after conclusive tests and proper assessment, which can only be done in person, at a hearing clinic and take time. Some clinics conduct an online screening, but they are unable to find the exact cause of hearing loss. So, you may be handed over the same pair for hearing impairment caused by too much earwax that you would have gotten otherwise, for a more serious problem. Continue reading “Here’s why the Disadvantages of Buying Hearing Aids Online Outweigh the Advantages”