Yes! Putting off the inevitable can cause further damage. As your hearing declines, nerve atrophy and brain reorganization also occur. As the saying goes, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Just like muscles, the hearing part of the brain will forget its function if it doesn’t receive constant input. That’s why it is so important to get your hearing checked as soon as you notice a problem. Studies also show that elderly persons retain better cognitive function if they start using amplification in the early stages of hearing loss rather than later. If you or someone you know is experiencing hearing loss, call the experts at Waco Ear, Nose, & Throat’s Physician HearingCenter today.