Island hearing expert urges all over 55s to have hearing test
Ignoring hearing loss could reduce the brain's ability to fight dementia, according the a hearing expert on the Island.
Hidden Hearing, which has three Manx clinics, is supporting the Campaign for Better Hearing, urging all over 55s to have a hearing test.
Hearing loss has been linked to an increased risk of conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, as well as diabetes.
Audiologist Gavin Noone explains how loss of hearing can impact the brain: