Methods We Can Do to Protect Your Senior’s Hearing
Those who have lived with their grandparents may have noticed that they have difficulty hearing certain sounds at times. According to the National Institute on Aging, hearing loss is a common issue caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. They also revealed that one in every three people aged 65 to 74 suffers from hearing loss.
According to experts on healthcare in Ohio, older people with untreated hearing loss are more likely to suffer from depression and may withdraw from others because they are upset or embarrassed about not understanding what is being said. Older adults are sometimes misinterpreted as confused, unresponsive, or uncooperative because they can’t hear properly.
According to studies, older people with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia than older people with normal hearing. Hearing-impaired older adults’ cognitive functions (including memory and focus) deteriorate faster than hearing-normal older adults. Treatment of hearing problems may benefit cognitive health.
As a result, we must act quickly to protect our seniors’ hearing. We aim to improve the lives of our senior clients by assisting them in making healthy lifestyle choices as they age in place.
Our non-medical home care in Beachwood, Ohio, can protect our seniors’ hearing by doing the following:
- Lowering the volume on the stereo, television, or headphones
- Getting away from loud sounds
- Using earplugs and other safety devices
- Removing of wax buildup by professionals
- Eating healthy and exercising