Alzheimer's Disease and Hearing loss—is it dementia or hearing loss?: Improved hearing provides significant stimulation to the brain.
A hearing loss isolates the listening from their environment. Corrected hearing stimulates the brain and helps us comprehend the world around us. Like doing a crossword puzzles, just conversing with someone stimulates vital sections of the brain.
Uncorrected hearing loss can make Alzheimer's and Dementia worse.
Even if you already have symptoms of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, correcting for hearing loss decreases the effects of memory loss. A 1999 study showed that testing and correcting hearing loss in Alzheimer’s patient could be done effectively. The study showed that there was a significant improvement in everyday communication. This improvement in hearing resulted in a decreased burden on caregivers