There has been a lot of attention lately to the relationship between hearing, specifically hearing loss, and brain health. There are multiple factors that relate to brain health, one of which is good hearing, explains Dr. Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS.
If you have hearing loss, treating that hearing loss will unfortunately not prevent cognitive disorders. However, if you have cognitive disorders, it is important to keep the brain stimulated. Hearing is important to communication which keeps the brain busy through interaction. If you are unable to hear, you tend to not communicate which allows your brain to degenerate more. Ultimately, less interaction will result in less brain function which increases the likelihood of brain degeneration.
Additionally, to delay the progression of such cognitive diseases be sure to maintain:
- A good diet,
- Adequate exercise
- Overall good health
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Keep the brain working with puzzles, discussions, and interactions
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