Approximately 3 Million People Living with Hearing Loss in Turkey

Opening the meeting that Turkey Demant, Managing Director Filiz Guvench, "Demant, we offer our experience of over 100 years in the field of hearing health products and we contribute with awareness activities.

The information meeting titled “Hearing Health Meetings with Demant” organized within the scope of the World Hearing Day was held online by the President of the Turkish Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Association. Dr. Ozgur Yigit, president of the Association of Turkey Audiologist and Speech Pathologist Prof. Dr. Bud Sennaroğlu, Turkey Alzheimer's Association Board Member and Specialist Professor of Neurology Dr. Artillery and Demant, Managing Director of Peace was held in Turkey Filiz Guvench spokesman.

Demand Opening of the meeting that the Director General of Turkey Filiz Guvench, "Demant, as our experience of over 100 years, we provide our products and contribute to awareness activities we offer to hearing health. On the occasion of World Hearing Day, we find it very valuable to share the developments in the light of promising new researches and technologies by drawing attention to early diagnosis and diagnosis in hearing health, and thus informing people with hearing loss in our country.

Emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and treatment at the meeting, President of the Turkish Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Association Prof. Dr. Özgür Yiğit; Turkey today has approximately 3 million, while 466 million people in the world that hearing loss live, and when he said in 2050 this figure projected to reach more than 900 million people.
Turkey Audiologist and Speech Pathologist Association President Prof. Dr. Gonca Sennaroğlu; He underlined that when people with hearing loss are not diagnosed early and do not use hearing aids suitable for their hearing loss, the negative effects of hearing loss may increase gradually.

At the press conference in the world, approximately 50 million people Referring to the hearing loss experienced by dementia Turkey's relations with the Alzheimer's Association Board Member and Specialist Professor of Neurology Dr. Barış Topçular emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
The information meeting titled "Hearing Health Meetings with Demant" organized within the scope of the World Hearing Day was presented online by the President of Turkish Ear Nose Throat and Head and Neck Surgery Association (ENT-BBC). Dr. Ozgur Yigit, Turkey Association of Audiologists and Speech Disorders Professionals (OKSUD) Chairman Prof. Dr. Bud Sennaroğlu, Turkey Alzheimer's Association Board Member and Specialist Professor of Neurology Dr. Artillery and Demant, Managing Director of Peace was held in Turkey Filiz Guvench spokesman.

Opening the meeting that Turkey Demant, Managing Director Filiz Guvench, "Demant, we offer our experience of over 100 years in the field of hearing health products and we contribute with awareness activities. On the occasion of the World Hearing Day, we find it very valuable to emphasize early diagnosis and diagnosis of hearing loss and to raise awareness in hearing health by experts and inform the public ”.

Turkish ENT-BBC Association President Prof. Dr. Özgür Yiğit; He noted that today 466 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss, and by 2050 this figure is expected to reach more than 900 million people. hearing loss that approximately 3 million individuals in Turkey, said Prof. Dr. Yiğit stated that, according to TURKSTAT data, the ratio of people with hearing loss to the population in our country is 4,5%. He stated that hearing loss can be caused by congenital or advanced age and exposure to noise for a long time, as well as some diseases, ototoxic drug use, and immune system diseases. Pointing out that the critical age should not be exceeded for language and speech skills in the pediatric age group, Prof. Dr. Yiğit underlined that early diagnosis and treatment are important in all age groups. Prof. Dr. Yiğit said, “We should have our hearing checked periodically, regardless of age. "Hearing checks to be made annually are vital for early detection and intervention of any hearing loss that may occur," he said.

OKSUD President Prof. Dr. Gonca Sennaroğlu; He said that when people with hearing loss are diagnosed quickly and do not use hearing aids suitable for their hearing loss, the negative effects of hearing loss, such as mental fatigue, not understanding speech, especially in crowded conversations, may increase. “Although the ears collect sounds and convert them into appropriate electrical signals, hearing essentially takes place in the brain. The signals received from the ear go through various stops until they reach the brain and gain various features at each stop. Thanks to these features, the signals reaching the brain become meaningful. When hearing aids are not used in the early period in hearing loss, all pauses from ear to brain zamit can get lazy, understand. " said. Prof. Dr. Sennaroğlu, the use of new technology-supported hearing aids, ear to the brain and zamHe stated that it is the best option to compensate for the inadequacy of the hearing system that has been blinded by the moment. “There are hearing aids with high technology that support brain functions such as understanding speech, determining the direction of the sound and focusing on the sound in crowded environments and noise. These new generation devices enable people to have a more comfortable, more meaningful and more natural hearing experience by reaching the brain in a balanced way both to speech and to all sounds around it. " said.

At the press conference in the world, approximately 50 million people live in demansil to hearing loss Referring to relations between Turkey and the Alzheimer's Association Board Member and Specialist Professor of Neurology Dr. Barış Topçular emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of hearing in the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. He noted that the risk of dementia can be prevented by up to 12% if improvement is achieved in 40 main factors that cause dementia. Touching on the preventable causes of dementia, Prof. Dr. "Hearing health ranks first among the preventable causes of dementia, as announced in June by the Lancet, one of the world's leading scientific publications," Topçular said. He said that with early diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to reduce the risk of dementia caused by hearing loss and social isolation and depression by 16%.

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