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Many are aware of the awesome benefit wearing hearing aids can bring, such as being able to hear conversations more clearly, enjoying social situation with family and friends and the safety benefits of being able to hear one’s surroundings properly.

Yet, did you know that there are possible “side effects” of wearing hearing aids?

Before I get to that, did you also know that between 2000 and 2010 (10 years in the USA):

  • Breast Cancer deaths dropped 2%
  • Prostate Cancer deaths dropped 16%
  • Stoke Deaths fell 23%

Yet, Alzheimer’s related deaths increased a whopping 68% and, by 2050, costs to society for Alzheimer’s are could eclipse $1.5 Trillion, with no cure in sight.

Thus, going back to the question, about the “side effects” of wearing hearing aids, one newly proven “side effect” is:


Yes, new evidence proves that hearing aids are a prevention against accelerated cognitive decline associated with hearing loss.

Thus, in today’s world, we must now look beyond just communication but how an untreated hearing loss can be detrimental to one’s safety and long-term health.

On the flip side, early detection and correction, using properly prescribed and professionally fit hearing aids can benefit a user’s communication skills, safety, well-being and long-term mental health!

It is imperative, then, that if you or a loved one has or may have an issue with the lack of proper hearing, please call contact any of our 6 offices in Hawaii for a free hearing screening and consultation. It may be the best long-term choice you make.

References & Further Reading –

American Alzheimer’s Association

Self-Reported Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-year Study”, just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The Benefits of Digital Hearing Aids

I was very impressed by the quality of the care and the exemplary service that I and my family received! I highly recommend them! They use a variety of tests and spend the time to explain everything to you and they answer your questions very patiently! Mahalo!!! - Barony 5 star hearing reviews
Came in yesterday for my mother due to an ad invite for a new hearing device and instead got more than we came for, a thorough ear/hearing tests and insurance options expert advice without sales pitch hint. Dr. Wesley Nakamura's patience and knowledge made us feel comfortable and he genuinely wants to help us, putting our best interest first. Neat and clean office with super friendly staff! Too bad Yelp only got 5 stars when I could easily give it a 10! Thank you Wes and the staff !!! Aloha! - Andy andy hearing review in oahu hi
I took a hearing test there and had the best experience ever! Dr. Nakamura is really generous, friendly, and heartwarming. He made sure if I felt comfortable when I am in the small room for the hearing test. He knows well with hearing aids and he fixed feedback of my hearing aid like in 5 minutes. The feedback bothered me for a long time but it got so much better. He speaks Japanese very well, too. I would definitely come back to here if I ever get a problem with my hearing aids. Thank you so much!! - Manae top rated hearing reviews in oahu
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Audiology office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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Our Honolulu Office
615 Piikoi St, Suite 1111
Honolulu, HI 96814

Phone: 808.973.1551

For Japanese Call: 808.792.2802

Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Pearl City Office
1245 Kuala St., Suite 104
Pearl City, HI 96782

Phone: 808.483.4131

Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kaneohe Office
46-028 Kawa St., Suite A9
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Phone: 808.233.1100

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kahala Office
4211 Waialae Ave., Suite 509
Kahala, HI 96816

Phone: 808.777.3525

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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