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Understanding the hidden risks associated with untreated hearing loss

Mar 14, 2023

Staying socially engaged, avoiding cognitive decline and maintaining physical mobility and health are some of the key factors of healthy ageing, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that there is also an important link between healthy ageing and the ability to hear well. When left untreated, hearing loss can lead to a number of risks that can negatively affect your quality of life.

In this Starts at 60 Masterclass, our panellists Clinical Professor Catherine Birman, one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in the world, Lize Coetzee, hearing care expert and Chief Operating Officer of clinical services at Ear Science Institute Australia and Joanna Hegazy, the ANZ Engagement Manager for Cochlear’s candidate Engagement Team, come together to discuss:

  • The importance of hearing health and the relevance to healthy ageing
  • The common causes of hearing loss and what signs to look out for
  • The hidden risks associated with ignoring hearing loss: lifestyle, emotional, mental and cognitive
  • What is the link between dementia and untreated hearing loss
  • The hearing solutions available and when they should be considered

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesn’t take into account your personal health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means it’s not personalised health advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.