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MEMORY

Hearing loss affects your memory

At Michigan Hearing Experts, patients often tell us, “I can hear, but I can’t understand.”  Though it’s easy to think this isn’t hearing loss, it really is!  Many letters naturally sound soft. These include “f,” “sh,” and “th”.  If you have hearing loss, you’ll easily miss these sounds, You’ll hear people, but you won’t understand them.  In other words, it’s like your brain doesn’t hear the whole picture.

In fact, it is for this very reason why researchers are finding how hearing loss is linked with poorer memory function. Many studies suggest that the additional effort that people put into listening takes away from their ability to store information in the brain.

 

Thus, hearing loss affects memory.