Hearing loss impacts more than ears

By Monica Cissell | August 31, 2022

Hearing loss is a common problem that many people experience.  It interferes with communication with friends, family and others with whom we interact.

Studies have also shown a link between hearing loss and other health issues, including cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease, depression and falls.

Common signs of hearing loss may include difficulty following conversationss, frequently needing to turn up the volume on the TV, radio or cell phone, and trouble hearing over background noise.

For information about community resources that are available, call the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging at 855-200-2372.

Monica Cissell is director of information and community services for the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging.