Hearing Loss and Dementia

'It’s no secret that as we age, our ability to carry out everyday activities may decrease. A contributory factor may be a change in hearing. The impact of hearing loss is often underrated. When hearing loss occurs, some people may withdraw from everyday conversations, leading to the possibility of isolation. Our brains need stimulation from taking to others. Experts show that there can be a link between hearing loss and dementia. Research suggests that by managing hearing loss with hearing aids, the risk of dementia can be reduced.

If you notice any hearing loss, it’s important that you get your ears and hearing checked as early as possible, or if you already have hearing aids then make sure they are working and used regularly.'

CADR (the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research) has worked collaboratively with the Awen Institute and NHS Wales to create an animation which promotes this public message. The animation can be found here:- www.youtube.com/watch