As 2020 nears, people begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Consequently, the subject of health comes up. With that in mind, we brought back CYInterview regular, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier to discuss hearing, hearing loss and cognition.
Lamentably, while we frequently hear (irony intended) about the need to go to the eye doctor or the dentist for a checkup, our ears and our ability to hear seem to be given short shrift. We rarely read about the need for a hearing test with a competent medical professional.
In this segment with Kristen, who is incredibly knowledgeable in general and a magnificent resource when it comes to the functioning of the brain, featured columnist Jay Bildstein and I, discuss how hearing loss can impact brain function and possibly make a person more prone to dementia.
When it comes to ear health, some suggestions during this CYInterview included getting hearing exams and wearing ear plugs in loud environments. As always, please seek out a qualified medical professional when it comes to safeguarding your health.
You can listen to the entire CYInterview below: