Hearing is vital to healthy aging
The ability to hear and communicate is vital to healthy aging, as it helps people to perform daily
activities (e.g., shopping, banking, medical appointments), participate in social activities, and live independently and safely.
Facts about hearing loss and older adults
- Age-related hearing loss affects about two-thirds of older adults
- Individuals with untreated hearing loss are at greater risk for developing dementia and run a greater risk of falls and hospitalization
- Hearing loss can lead to social isolation, relationship problems with friends and family, loss of income or earning potential, anxiety and depression
- Only about 20% of those who could benefit from amplification actually wear hearing aids
- A hearing test is recommended for all those over age 50 – or sooner if hearing loss is suspected – to identify and address any hearing loss as soon as possible
Research at Baycrest Audiology
Our team is currently conducting exciting new research projects that investigate the connection between hearing health and brain health. Contact the research coordinator to find out more about participating in groundbreaking research at Baycrest (416-785-2500 ext. 3566).