Hearing Vibes

Correlation Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Mircela Galindo

Tim Gaule

Save the date of Monday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. for a presentation on “Advanced Bionics for Hearing Loss” in the MountainView East Ballroom. Please join Mircela Galindo of Advanced Bionics as she presents on the correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline, hearing health, and available options for your hearing needs. Mircela has been supporting those with hearing loss for seven years, first as a hearing specialist at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind and now at Advanced Bionics. She studied Speech and Hearing Sciences and Deaf Education and is passionate about supporting those who struggle with their hearing.

If you or a loved one is currently struggling to understand in noisy environments or feeling isolated and limited both socially and occupationally because of your hearing loss, please join this important presentation to learn more about the next steps available.

This program is sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Discussion Group for Better Hearing, which meets the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Sonoran Room of the MountainView clubhouse. Questions regarding this upcoming presentation may be directed to Tim Gaule at [email protected].

Did You Know

Who We Are:

We are SaddleBrooke residents who recognize the need in our community for a caring place of support and education for those experiencing hearing loss and those beginning to research this topic for themselves or a loved one.

What We Do:

(1) Discuss issues we face, learn tips and solutions, receive handout educational materials, offer guidance and encouragement. Occasionally, an audiology doctoral student from the University of Arizona will be a guest as well as hearing technology reps.

(2) Submit articles for the SaddleBrooke newspapers covering hearing loss topics and personal testimonials from members of our community about their hearing loss journeys.

(3) Sponsor periodic “Hearing Night Out” communitywide presentations by local audiologists.

(4) Advocate for better technical support in SaddleBrooke facilities for those living with hearing loss.


Meetings are held the second Friday, monthly, at 10 a.m. in the Sonoran Room at MountainView clubhouse.


Jennifer Jefferis, [email protected], or Lyle Larson, [email protected]

Did You Know?

* Only one in five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one.

* Hearing loss has been shown to negatively impact nearly every dimension of the human experience, including physical health, emotional and mental health, perceptions of mental acuity, social skills, family relationships, and self-esteem.

* New findings linking cognitive decline to even minimal hearing loss suggest that we could do a lot to protect our brains if we protect our hearing.

* Hearing loss is now known to be the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, and social isolation.

Taken from The New York Times article “For Better Brain Health, Preserve Your Hearing” (1/13/20) and The Hearing Loss Association of America.