Keep Your Brain Fit
North American Precis Syndicate
A hearing health checkup may be your best defense against cognitive decline. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—While many strategies for “healthy aging” exist,
recent evidence points to the important role of hearing health in maintaining
quality of life long-term.
Better hearing starts in the brain. Your brain processes and interprets
the sounds your ears receive. When you have hearing loss, your brain doesn’t
get all the sound information it needs to understand what’s being said
and it spends more energy trying to fill in the blanks. That extra effort can
take its toll.
A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that
people with hearing loss who wear hearing aids had the same risk for
age-related cognitive decline as people without hearing loss. When you
actively use hearing aids, you are more likely to stay socially engaged, one
of the primary ways to stimulate your brain. Like any exercise, the mental
give-and-take of social interaction helps to keep your brain fit and slows
down accelerated cognitive decline.
That’s the idea behind the BrainHearing™ technology built into
Oticon hearing aids. With BrainHearing, Oticon hearing aids deliver sound
with the clearest, purest signal possible—in the way your brain is best
able to understand it.
Because this innovative technology preserves the important details in
speech, your brain doesn’t have to strain to fill in the gaps. There’s
less effort involved in listening. You enjoy a more natural, more effortless
listening experience, anywhere, anytime so you can stay active and engaged in
all that life has to offer.
For further facts, visit www.Oticon.com.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)