Today we’re going to talk about what happens if you don’t treat hearing loss.

Lately, there’s been a lot of information coming out in studies about what happens if you don’t treat mild hearing loss.

Hearing loss, although it seems that we can live with it, actually can have detrimental effects on our cognition.

When we don’t hear well, we disengage.

When we don’t hear well, we stop listening.

When we don’t hear well, our memory fades.

All of these components can lead to a decline in the brain.

Studies are going further to say those hearing losses more significant than mild can lead to dementia. This is quite frightening.

Your hearing is vital, and you must seek a professional such as an audiologist to help determine if you do have hearing loss and, if you do, to discuss the options to be able to keep your hearing and your brain functioning at its best.

I hope this gives you a better understanding of what may happen if you don’t take steps to treat your hearing loss.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.