Hearing Care is Health Care
Hearing care is an important health issue. When you attend this presentation by Lisa Hiller at the Niagara Health Expo, we will be inspired to not just hear better, but live better.
From infancy and throughout our lives, our ability to hear supplies us with vital information and allows us to participate in a busy and exciting world.
Untreated hearing loss impacts all stages of life; from preventing children from developing language and the ability to understand abstract concepts, to deterring adults from participating in social activities and maintaining relationships.
Hearing loss has a huge impact on our brain, since we actually “hear” with our brains. Our ears may pick up the sounds, but the brain is where those sounds are given meaning. The less information that our brain receives, the harder it is to communicate.
As age related hearing loss is often part of a broader list of body changes that the older adult experiences, typical reactions can lead the person down the path of isolation (either consciously or subconsciously), increasing their risk of further health and cognitive decline.
Research over the past several years has shown us that the cost of ignoring hearing loss may be more serious than we used to think. The natural withdrawal from social and family interactions may have serious implications for our long-term cognitive health.
The good news is that it’s easy to take action! Detecting and treating a hearing loss as early as possible leads to improved communication skills and provides socially active stimulation to the brain, which decreases the risk of accelerated mental decline.
There are different treatment options based on hearing impairment and listening needs and a Hearing Care Practitioner can help determine what’s right for you.
Sources: Amieva et al. 2015. Lin et al. 2011.
Lisa Hiller, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Clinical Support Specialist
Lisa is an Audiologist trained at Western University in London, Ontario and has recently completed her Doctor of Audiology degree. She started her career in a clinical setting, performing audiological assessments and fitting amplification on clients of all ages.
She has worked the last 4 years for Oticon Canada, providing national audiology and product support.
Meet Lisa at the Niagara Health Expo, speaker session, 10 :30 am, October 19th.
People First is the Oticon promise. Everything Oticon does always begins with the people they are doing it for. Oticon is not simply trying to help you hear more, but to live more.
Oticon solutions include hearing aids for various types of hearing loss and accessories. Learn more about Oticon when you meet Lisa Hiller at the Niagara Health Expo.