December 31st, 2015 by hearingdoc

There are many common health concerns linked with hearing loss. One of the biggest concerns as we age is dementia. According to a study done by Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, older adults with hearing loss have an increased risk of “dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall” (Resnick, S., et al., 2014).

Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine makes it a point to address treating hearing loss sooner rather than later as it contributes to these other major health concerns (Resnick, S., et al., 2014).

On average, it takes a person 5-7 years after they notice their hearing loss to get hearing aids. Your choice to get hearing aids earlier in life when you need them can have a huge impact on the quality of your life going forward. This includes improving your chances of not having dementia or a cognitive decline. Better hearing also leads to a slower process of brain shrinkage, which is a normal part of aging.


Make the choice today,

while you are still able to do so for yourself.

Choose to hear, choose to live a higher quality of life,

choose to be there for your loved ones!


Resnick, S., et al. (2014). Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Available:




Written by: Crystal Lewis

Patient Care Coordinator

Centers For Hearing Care



Crystal is a key member of our patient outreach and operations staff here at Centers for Hearing Care.  She holds a strong educational and research background in the sciences and medicine.  A graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Master’s of Science in Biology with an emphasis on Anatomy and Physiology.  She graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Pre-Medicine and a minor in Chemistry, where she did research in a hypertension laboratory.  Crystal also spent some time as an undergraduate researcher working in Akron Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. 

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