Must we hear well to be well?
Hearing loss is often written off as an invisible disability and a natural side effect of aging. Many treat it as something they would just rather not deal with.
In recent years, study after study has shown us the connection between hearing and so many other important functions in our brains and bodies. Hearing loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline, increased fall risk, and increased rates of depression. Having even a mild hearing loss has been associated with physical changes in the brain that impact our ability to function in many ways.