You may find it interesting (and surprising) that most of us start to lose our hearing after the age of 20. It is such a gradual process that most people who suffer from hearing loss don't realize they have it. A decreased ability to hear can impair your life tremendously, interfering with your ability to communicate with others, enjoy TV programming, or participate in other types of socialization. Now, an article in the New York Times says that hearing loss can also increase your risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Signs that your hearing may be impaired include:
- a mistaken belief that others are not talking loudly or clearly enough
- asking people to repeat themselves often
- others may complain that you turn the volume on the television or radio up too high
- tinnitus (ringing or clicking in the ears)
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