* Consultation, Training, Special Hearing Aids, and On-Going Support
Friday, January 14, 2022
Tony Napoletano has been helping clients overcome depression and lessen dementia due to social isolation for years in eastern Delco and Philadelphia.
Let’s be honest, no one wants to be depressed or become susceptible to dementia. Although much is written about therapy and medications to address these issues, most people do not realize that “Hearing Loss” is responsible for the social isolation and depression of many seniors and contributes to dementia by not sending proper stimulus to the brain. Tony Napoletano is providing solutions with proper hearing assessments, fitting of revolutionary hearing devices, and on-going support.
Tony Napoletano expressed his satisfaction with the performance of selected hearing aids: “We can now offer a solution to eliminate social isolation, depression, and the portion of dementia attributable to hearing loss. All of this is done for a reasonable price!”
A 2020 study from The Lancet Commission 1 on dementia prevention discovered that “mid-life hearing loss” is the highest of 12 modifiable risk factors linked to dementia. These factors account for about 40% of the overall risk of dementia. Aging and family history are more significant (but not modifiable) factors. Hearing loss might either add to the cognitive load or lead to social disengagement or depression, all of which could contribute to accelerated cognitive decline.
A 2018 study by Amieva in The Journals of Gerontology 2 showed that untreated hearing loss contributes to cognitive and physical decline. Having an untreated hearing loss, meaning not using hearing aids…
- …increases the risk of developing dementia by 21%
- …increases the risk of becoming dependent on others by 28%
- …increases the risk for men of suffering from depression by 43%
According to Amieva: Proper fitting with hearing aids eliminates this increased risk.