It could be your best shot at stopping memory loss. In some cases, it may be your only one for blocking cognitive decline and dementia.
And it begins where you’d least expect it. Not in your brain. Not quite. But it’s someplace right next door… both “doors” in fact. Your ears.
It turns out if you can protect your ears, you just might be able to save what’s between them. As new research confirms a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline.
But more importantly, it also confirms something else.
You CAN take action to save your hearing… even if it’s gotten pretty bad. And once you do, something else often happens – something almost miraculous.
Your brainpower fires back up again, as your improved hearing helps to…
- RESTORE cognition
- REVERSE decline
- SAVE your brain
You just might be able to stop dementia from sinking in, too. But it all starts with a step too many older Americans struggle with.
That’s ADMITTING you have a problem with your hearing, then DOING something about it.
So today, let me help you take that crucial first step towards dodging cognitive decline.
How a HEARING AID can save your brain
Yes, all it takes is a hearing aid. And WEARING it.
Once the volume is turned back up and you can actually hear the world around you again your brain starts to come back online, too.
In the new study, NEARLY EVERYONE given a hearing aid had improvements in executive function within 18 months.
That’s what it sounds like… the “boss” in your brain. Executive function is where planning takes place, specifically the ability to take in and process information, form a plan from that information, and then get to work on it.
It’s at the VERY HEART of preventing cognitive decline.
Hearing aids also led to improvements in overall cognitive function. And women, in particular, saw a jump in working memory.
That’s part of your short-term memory – getting a piece of information and using it right away. And it plays an essential role in that executive function I just mentioned.
The folks who got the hearing aids also reported improvements in three key areas…
- Speech perception
- Self-reported listening disability
- Quality of life
A LOT of improvements for one small change.
Remove the roadblocks to dodge cognitive decline
There are three potential roadblocks with this plan. But the good news is they all are easy enough to overcome.
First up is the one I already mentioned. And that is that many seniors don’t like to admit they struggle with their hearing and never seek help.
Don’t be stubborn. Your brain could depend on it. If you’re asking people to repeat themselves a lot… you keep turning up the TV… if it’s clear you keep missing things… get help.
Another roadblock is the price since hearing aids aren’t covered by Medicare. But there are a growing number of low-cost options, including some at Walmart and Costco. Many places offer easy payment plans too. Or if you’re a veteran you may qualify for hearing aids assistance.
The third roadblock is comfort. Many folks who get hearing aids quit after just a day or two complaining they are uncomfortable.
It takes time to make the adjustment. Give it a few weeks. Most people who stick with it find they no longer even notice the hearing aids are there.