May 5, 2018

The Effects of Hearing Loss

Chances are, you or someone you know have been affected by hearing loss. About 25 percent of people in the United States between the ages of 55 and 64 have some degree of hearing loss.* Sound is an integral part of our 5 senses, and any degree of hearing loss affects the way we interact with the people and world around us.

Studies have shown the relationship between hearing loss and Dementia. According to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging, brain shrinkage appears to be more prominent in older adults with hearing loss. ** Some of the first signs of dementia are reactions of anger with others, and withdrawal from activities that were once enjoyed. Ignoring hearing loss only raises your risk of Dementia.

The Sound of Life Foundation was created to help individuals with limited resources get the hearing aids they need. Since our launch just 2 years ago, we have helped over 120 people with getting hearing aides! When insurance or personal funds won’t cover hearing equipment, then The Sound of Life Foundation may be able to help. With proper equipment, we can help reduce social isolation and increase self-worth through encouragement and providing  individuals with proper hearing equipment.

You can help our 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, by donating funds or gently used hearing devices. For more information, please visit our website, www.soundoflifefoundation.org, or mail them to Sound of Life Foundation, 20 N. Main St. Suite 309, St. George Utah, 84770

“I am very thankful for what the Sound of Life Foundation has done for me towards my improved hearing and understanding of those around me. Without their assistance, I wouldn’t have had the ability to afford the hearing aids and the vastly improved lifestyle that goes with the ability to communicate with others around me. This has made a big difference in my life.” – L Jones, St. George Utah

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/basics/definition/con-20027684

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_

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