Over time, reduced stimulation to your ears and brain can actually impair the brain's ability to process sound and recognise speech.
But you can turn a potential negative into a real positive if you listen to the video here...
Like many hearing aid companies, Starkey strive to bring restored hearing to as many as people as possble. Worldwide.
In the words of the founder, "the Starkey Hearing Foundation conducts hearing missions around the globe to bring the gift of hearing to those who would otherwise live in the isolation of a silent world".
Spreading a wider understanding of how best to cope with partial deafness is shared by your bloom hearing specialist.