Dr Hilary Jones Raises Awareness Saying That Hearing Loss Increases The Chances Of Dementia
Dr Hilary Jones – A TV doctor is in Guernsey to raise awareness of the importance of paying attention to hearing loss, saying it can increase the chances of dementia.
Dr Hilary Jones says it’s vital islanders get their hearing checked as there are currently 4m people in the UK with hearing loss that is undiagnosed.
He told ITV News hearing loss can have an impact on your general health, explaining that it makes someone two to five times more likely to develop dementia.
Dr Jones say that’s because the condition can make a person feel cut off, confused and even paranoid.
Dr Jones says age is a major factor in hearing loss, but there are ways to prevent it:
- Keep music and TV levels low
- Protect ears from a young age by keeping MP3 levels down
- Get your hearing checked as soon as you notice any problems