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Hearing Loss Relates to Dementia Prevention for Seniors?

It is estimated that for those older than 60 years, the risk of dementia is closely related to hearing loss.

Research indicates that social isolation, shared brain pathways and hearing loss related sensory overload may be important risk factors. You should know how more effective hearing can lead to improved brain function.

At Hearing Unlimited, our expert audiologists are passionate about preventative care for dementia. Our trusted services include evidence-based evaluation of your hearing ability and personalized treatments which may proactively minimize risk, delay onset or reduce severity of dementia.

Based on reputable research, we explain why improved brain stimulation and hearing ability is one of your best defenses against dementia’s negative impact on your quality of life and that of your loved ones or caregivers. Our advanced diagnostic testing ensures accurate assessment of your current hearing status and practical ways our hearing doctors can help to optimize.

With our Unlimited Service Promise (link to), you will be confident Hearing Unlimited’s professionals will provide high integrity care for the life of your hearing aids. With five convenient locations, we provide ready access, friendly staff and trusted expertise that you can count on. 

By popular demand, for those unable to visit our hearing aid clinics, we also provide House Calls.  In the comfort of your home, we will be at your service with high quality care that can prevent or reduce the negative impacts of dementia.

See our expert audiologists in Pittsburgh, PA to treat hearing loss and proactively reduce the risk, timing or severity of dementia.


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Understanding the Risk of Dementia & Why it Matters to Me

When focused on preventative care for dementia, you should hear what is possible from our compassionate audiologists.

As stated in a prestigious medical journal. “Acting now on dementia prevention, intervention and care will vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families, and in doing so, will transform the future for our society.”

Are you experiencing memory loss that makes it challenging to take care of activities of daily living?  Do you find it more difficult to plan ahead or solve problems that used to be easier?  Are familiar tasks harder to complete than in the past?  Are you sometimes confused with times, places or faces? By better understanding ear and brain connections, you will learn why healthy hearing is vital to addressing these concerns.

If you or a loved one are having memory related issues or greater difficulty in taking care of normally easy tasks, we suggest you see us for an evidence-based hearing evaluation.  Our research-based and trusted advice will help you to better understand the vital connections between hearing and brain function.

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Effective Treatment Solutions for Dementia in Elderly 

Research studies indicate hearing loss is one of the most important modifiable risk factors, along with related medical conditions and lifestyle issues such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, social isolation and depression.  Evidence shows social isolation may be a risk factor for dementia, emphasizing the essential role of communication wellness in quality of life.
It is estimated that healthier choices on identified risk factors may prevent, delay the onset or reduce the severity of dementia in almost 1/3 of cases.  Given the rapidly escalating prevalence of dementia, more should be aware and especially with other quality of life benefits, seek evidence-based evaluation and trusted advice from Hearing Unlimited’s professionals.
With a variety of advanced hearing aids to deliver personalized solutions, Hearing Unlimited also offers a complimentary 7 Day Test Drive that empowers you with real world opportunities to comfortably experience better hearing at home, work or play.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Dementia prevalence statistics should I be aware of?

  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number expected to increase to 13 million by 2050.
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer.
  • More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
  • Dementia will cost the nation $355 billion, a number than could rise as high as $1.1 trillion in 2050

How are hearing, brain function and dementia risk intertwined?

What does research indicate about why intellectual stimulation may reduce the severity of dementia?

Sensory overload or overstimulation appear to be associated with dementia’s progression. This is a key reason why increasing cognitive reserves via intellectual stimulation, leisure activities and physical exercise may have preventative benefits.  The growing evidence that healthy habits which promote mental resilience can be beneficial makes healthy sense.

Can properly fit hearing aids help to reduce the risk of dementia?