MADISON (WKOW) — Posted: May 19, 2015 9:09 AM CDT
Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common behind arthritis and heart disease.
May is Better Hearing and Speech month. The focus is to raise awareness about hearing loss and to emphasize the value of early treatment.
On Tuesday, Mark Haas from ZOUNDS Hearing of Madison stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the effects of hearing loss.
According to Haas, there are several health related issues connected to hearing loss. Johns Hopkins has published a study linking hearing loss to dementia that found those with untreated hearing loss were significantly more likely to develop dementia They’ve also found a connection between hearing loss and brain tissue loss, and even increased chances of falling. Forgetfulness has also been tied to untreated hearing loss.
Hearing loss is an invisible condition, so many times it can be attributed to other issues like aloofness, confusion, or personality changes.
ZOUNDS Hearing of Madison offers several hearing devices that can help patients stay connected. Contact Us Now to schedule a free hearing test and consultation regarding your hearing health.