by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist (Retired) The World Health Organization has published the first ever World Report on Hearing. This report shows it's more cost-effective to invest in prevention and universal health coverage for ear and hearing care than to continue paying rising costs of untreated hearing loss related to impaired learning, social isolation,
Jane Brody writes that you can keep your brain healthy by protecting your hearing. Dr. Fink says the evidence is clear that hearing loss significantly affects brain function.
There already are many reasons to avoid noise, including sleep disruption. Now research suggests disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s.
Better hearing and sight can help keep memory sharper, says Dr. Daniel Fink. So why doesn’t the medical establishment take the lead in promoting the prevention of hearing and sight damage?