At Hearing Services Cornwall we are very aware of the proven connection between loss of hearing and mental health. A person with a severe hearing loss can be up to 5 times more likely to develop dementia than someone with normal hearing while even a mild loss can make you twice as likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's.
Mental Health Awareness week this year has chosen Nature as it's theme and with the pandemic affecting everyone, it has been shown that millions of us have taken our daily exercise outside. We've noticed that spending more time in nature can reduce social isolation, protect our mental health and prevent distress. It is as basic to our needs as having clean water and a safe roof over our heads.
One of the first things that patients at Hearing Services Cornwall are excited to report when they start to wear hearing aids is that they can hear the birds in the garden again, reconnecting them with nature and the proven benefit that this brings.
If you're starting to notice that the TV volume is creeping upwards, you're having to ask people to repeat themselves or people wearing masks has made you realise how much you rely on lip reading then it may be time to contact us at Hearing Services Cornwall on 0787 218 3742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free, no obligation hearing appointment in the comfort of your own home or between 9 and 5 on Thursdays at Kernow Ear Health in St Columb Major.