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3/10/2016
Man With Hands Over Ears
Hearing loss is natural as we age.  In fact, statistics show that many of us will experience some degree of hearing loss during our lifetime. Read more...

 
To state the obvious, the world is a quieter place for folks with untreated hearing loss.  Did you know that the ‘quiet’ that hearing loss brings in itself may be causing additional damage to the ears?  Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers conducted a study on the effects of sound deprivation on adult mice.  According to the study:
 
“After a year of sound deprivation, we observed dramatic changes in the inner ear -- notably, a significant loss of the synaptic connections through which the sensory cells send their electrical signals to the brain.”
 
What does this mean for those of us with hearing loss?  It means we should not just endure, or learn to live with it, in hopes that it will get better.  Just waiting and hoping could realistically lead to irreversible hearing loss.  According to the study:
 
“Data from the present study suggest that the auditory deprivation, in itself, damages the inner ear in ways similar to that seen in age-related and noise-induced hearing loss.”
 
To read more visit:  https://www.masseyeandear.org/news/press-releases/2015/11/sound-deprivation-leads-to-irreversible-hearing-loss
 
Taking action is the best way to prevent further hearing loss.  CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing care.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!

Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator