Why should the elderly have their hearing checked regularly?

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According to survey data, about 33% of people over 60 years old have hearing loss. The proportion of hearing loss among people over 70 years old rises to about 50%. The proportion is even as high as 80% among people over 85 years old. Why is the proportion of hearing loss among the elderly so high? Mainly because age-related hearing impairment is mainly caused by natural degeneration, including sensorineural, neurological, metabolic, cochlear conductive, mixed and other causes.

Why should the elderly have their hearing checked regularly?

Through regular hearing examinations, the hearing status of the elderly can be detected in time and intervention can be targeted at the specific causes of hearing problems, thereby preventing cognitive and communication disorders caused by hearing loss. Prevent and alleviate presbycusis, and promptly detect certain systemic diseases (such as central neuropathy, etc.) that do not have obvious symptoms.

A recent study showed that nearly half of the participants reported no hearing problems before the hearing test. But test results showed they had suffered mild hearing loss. Hearing loss often blends into daily life and is not easily noticeable. But the sooner you know it exists, the sooner you can intervene and not miss any exciting moments.

Don’t underestimate the dangers of hearing loss, it is closely related to dementia! People with moderate hearing loss are three times more likely to develop dementia over time, and those with severe hearing loss are five times more likely to develop dementia. Intervene in hearing loss and protect yourself from the threat of dementia!

Hearing loss is more likely to cause loneliness, and social isolation is more common. And good hearing can help you stay connected with the outside world. Wearing Hearing Aids can improve hearing and significantly improve the quality of life for older adults. Let users be more confident in social and entertainment activities and increase their sense of control over their lives!

How to effectively avoid presbycusis? It is recommended that the elderly pay attention to the following points:
● Try to avoid noise exposure. As mentioned above, high-intensity noise exposure is also one of the important factors affecting presbycusis. It is recommended that the elderly avoid noise exposure as much as possible in their daily lives to avoid aggravating the degeneration of hair cells in the inner ear and leading to hearing loss.
  ● Avoid the use of ototoxic drugs. Elderly people must be careful when taking ototoxic drugs that damage the auditory nerve, such as streptomycin and gentamicin, to avoid irreversible hearing loss caused by ototoxic drugs.
● Stop smoking and avoid drinking, the nicotine in tobacco, and chronic alcoholism will directly damage the hair cells and nerve centers of the inner ear, induce disorder of cerebral blood vessel contraction, cause insufficient blood supply to the inner ear, and lead to hearing loss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Keep regular work and rest times, and insist on exercising, such as doing Tai Chi, jogging, and walking, which can enhance blood circulation in the body and improve the supply of the inner ear.
● Regular hearing check-ups. For the elderly, it is recommended to check their hearing regularly every year. If hearing loss is found, consult a professional hearing aid in a timely manner on how to avoid further hearing loss and select appropriate hearing aids.