Hearing loss and its relationship to memory is yet another piece to the puzzle highlighting the importance of how healthy hearing leads to a healthier brain.
The more effort your brain needs to focus, comprehend and interpret conversation or sound, the less ability you have to add “remember” in the mix of the other efforts.
When hearing health is addressed and improved, patients have the potential to remember 20% more of their conversations, 20% less effort in their listening, and increase their speech understanding by 30%.
Recent studies have shown that “following conversation in noisy situations” is the number one challenge for people with hearing loss. Additionally, many patients with hearing loss experience tinnitus, which is the perception of ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other irritant noises. This is yet another distractor for your brain, that takes away from the ability to comprehend and remember.