Now Hear This: The Risks of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss should not be treated as a normal part of aging. Research shows there is an increased risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease associated with hearing loss. Not only can hearing loss be socially isolating, evidence suggests that cognitive engagement protects against Dementia.

For every 10 dB of hearriaga-culicchia-hearing-balance-slide2aring loss, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease increases by 20% (separate from other risk factors). . There is a strong predictive association between hearing loss as an adult and the likelihood of developing cognitive decline with aging. Efforts to reduce hearing loss reduces the purported risk of dementia. Hearing aids could delay or prevent dementia by improving hearing, according to Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging

Impaired hearing can also result in an increased risk of falling.

Studies show that even mild hearing loss increases the risk of falling 3 times over those with no hearing. People with impaired hearing don’t have good awareness of their overall environment, which makes them more likely to trip and fall. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Feb. 24, 2012

It is estimated that a billion dollars each year is lost by Americans who ignore their hearing loss. Getting hearing aids can cut that number in half. “Restoring one’s hearing loss at an earlier age can reduce the risk of losing income and dramatically improves one’s quality of life,” says Neurotologist Moises Arriaga, M.D., FACS, medical director of CNC Hearing and Balance Center.

Dr. Moises Arriaga leads the CNC Hearing and Balance Center

As a neurotologist, Dr. Arriaga is trained as both an otologic neurosurgeon and head and neck surgeon. This dual specialization makes him imminently qualified to diagnose and treat conditions that affect a person’s hearing and balance.

CNC Hearing Solutions is an affiliate of<a href=””> CNC Hearing and Balance Center</a> and Culicchia Neurological Clinic. Because of the depth of the Culicchia Clinic’s neurological and neurosurgical staff, Dr. Arriaga is able to rely on a unique in-house multidisciplinary approach to treatment utilizing neurotology, neurology, audiology, vestibular therapies and neurosurgery as needed.

CNC Hearing Solutions offers a wealth of services such as: hearing tests and evaluations, tinnitus evaluations and treatment, digital hearing device fittings and follow-up service, counseling, and now offers the highest quality hearing devices.