Why are hearing professionals good candidates?
- Many audiologists and BC-HIS already work with seniors—people most prone to getting Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
- Central auditory dysfunction may precede and precipitate the onset of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease.(6)
- Hearing professionals are already familiar with the dementia/hearing loss link(2) And they understand related aspects of brain anatomy and physiology.
- Many hearing professionals have been adversely impacted by third party payers, big box retailers, online hearing aids, and over the counter hearing aids.
- Better hearing has also shown to help with socialization(3), depression(3), and communication skills(3); all are important for dementia prevention.
- There is new information about auditory stimulation being successful in helping reduce risk for dementia via hearing aids and music.(4)
- Auditory stimulation may reduce brain activity for proper sleep, which is also critical for brain health and dementia prevention.(5)
- A decline in brain health from other causes can affect hearing as well.
- There is evidence that many of the same nutrients and activities that the brain needs for dementia prevention can also help with improve auditory processing.
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