The ultimate purpose of C.A. Clarity Hearing Aids is to provide people with the best technological options possible to address the common health problem of hearing loss.
Caleb A. Auchey, BC-HIS has spent 12 years helping people hear better. He believes that better hearing is better health. Realizing that every year, the medical community is discovering more connections between hearing and overall health, he strives to help his patients understand these connections and find solutions that fit their lives.
Our goal is not to sell you hearing aids, but rather to give you the information you need to make the best decisions about being the healthiest you can be.
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently found that older adults with hearing loss are more likely than peers with normal hearing to require hospitalization and suffer from periods of inactivity and depression. “Hearing loss may have a profoundly detrimental effect on older people’s physical and mental well-being, and even health care resources,” says senior study investigator and Johns Hopkins Otologist and epidemiologist Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Lin says social isolation resulting from hearing loss may explain the physical and mental declines – as well as the cognitive deficits – that afflict older adults. This has the possibility of leading to more illness and hospitalization, he says. The analysis included health survey data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss found that those with hearing deficits were 32 percent more likely to have been admitted to a hospital than 529 older men and women with normal hearing.
Summary: Compared to those with normal hearing, individuals with hearing loss at baseline had a 24% increased risk for incident cognitive impairment. Rates of cognitive decline and the risk for incident cognitive impairment were linearly associated with the severity of an individual’s baseline hearing loss. Hearing loss is independently associated with accelerated cognitive decline and incident cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults. Further studies are needed to investigate what the mechanistic basis of this association is and whether hearing rehabilitative interventions could affect cognitive decline.
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