How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Bary E. Williams Au.D. Brain Health

Hearing loss impacts several crucial functions of your brain. Your brain reorganizes in order to compensate for hearing loss. When you are experiencing hearing loss (especially when it goes untreated) the other areas of your brain that are devoted to sight or touch can diminish as your brain devotes its energy to the loss of hearing. Your brain can eventually adapt to this new balancing act, ensuring that all of your five senses are working in harmony, but there can also be serious cognitive effects that arise. It is thereby quite important to treat hearing loss in order to maintain and increase healthy brain function.