Why take chances when hearing is vital to your health?
In this episode of Aging Gracefully, Audiologist Joe Baker at Hearing Science in Westlake, Ohio explains why hearing is vital to your health. Joe tells why it’s vitally important to get your hearing checked, how often, and why you need to follow recommendations if the audiologist says you need hearing aids.
If you believe in living and loving life with no regrets, why would you potentially miss out on conversations with loved ones?
The latest research confirms that hearing loss is connected with dementia or cognitive decline. Hearing loss changes the efficiency of the brain. Who knew! This video is packed full of information, including the connection of hearing loss with diabetes, heart problems, poor diet, and even smoking!
Increased miscommunication because of hearing loss can lead to health mistakes. Imagine if the doctor tells a patient to DISCONTINUE a medication but the patient hears JUST CONTINUE the medication!
Did you ever notice someone leaning into you in a conversation to hear you better? Joe Baker explains that the brain will recruit hearing neurons to work visually but that’s not what they were made to do so the brain can be working inefficiently this way.
This video is full of new information and helpful advice. For example, Joe gives an important tip for communicating with someone who can’t hear well.
Get YOUR hearing checked. If not for yourself, do it for your friends and family. It’s your opportunity and responsibility to live and love life without regrets!
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
Have you had your hearing checked? Gotten your baseline audiogram?
What did you learn from this video that you didn’t know before?
Have you ever been frustrated by someone repeatedly asking WHAT?
Hearing Science is a paid sponsor of Aging Gracefully TV (AGTV). We at AGTV believe in living and loving life without regrets, and taking care of your hearing is one way to accomplish this. AGTV does not endorse or accept sponsorships without fully believing in the mission of the sponsor.
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8 thoughts on “Hearing is Vital to Your HEALTH”
Kathryn: That was an excellent and very informative interview. Both my wife and I have suffered hearing loss (she in her 70s, me in my 80s. She actually got fitted with hearing aids a year ago but just couldn’t adjust. But we haven’t given up on them. I’m way overdue but just hate the idea of going thru all that. This interview has piqued my interest and I may just go get my hearing checked. Thanks for all your great presentations. BK
Thank you for your comment! We’ve realized how important captions are!
We just had our hearing checked! Charles has rechargeable hearing aids. My hearing is great! You really provide interesting reading to your audience and followers. Keep up the Excellent work!
Thank you! We TRY to provide what is interesting and helpful!
Joe Baker from Hearing Science gave clear, painless yet detailed information of how body systems mesh with and affect hearing. So it’s not just loud noises, but also diabetes, heart problems and even balance that can affect blood flow and, in turn, limit good hearing.
Another of his clear explanations for those with hearing loss was regarding sounds that are first most difficult to hear, such as consonants. His probing thought that waiting to get a hearing test and, if needed, waiting to get a hearing aid will make the adjustment to a hearing aid more difficult. Those ideas spark one into action.
I didn’t know this either, Diane! Apparently the longer you wait, the longer your adjustment will be to a hearing aid.
Excellent interview. Lots of valuable information explained clearly and well. Some things I was not aware of… and need to attend to. Very helpful. Joe did a good job helping me come to grips with the possibility that my problem is NOT other people mumbling. Having captions really made the point well. I normally listen to your interviews at maximum volume.
Everyone can learn something from Joe! Thank you for your comment.
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