Hearing loss, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Hearing loss, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
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  • Sontec are specialists in hearing health on the Costa del Sol, providing their clients with the best care and the latest technology

Tuesday 21 September marked World Alzheimer's Day. Alzheimer's is a disease that affects more than 40 million people worldwide.

According to data from the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), some 800,000 people in Spain currently suffer from it, making it the most common type of neurodegenerative dementia today.

Hearing loss, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Although it is common to read that there is still no known specific cause of the disease, the evidence supports that there is no single origin, but rather a number of risk factors that may influence or precipitate its onset.

Not in vain, a commission organised by The Lancet medical journal calculated last year that modifying a dozen risk factors can prevent or delay 40% of dementias. Among the twelve variables were high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, social isolation and hearing impairment. In this regard, it should not be forgotten that sound has the power to stimulate the brain, so hearing loss can cause damage to health, especially in the elderly.

Therefore, according to experts, the key to a better quality of life lies in the early detection and intervention of any hearing loss.

SONTEC are specialists in hearing health. This independent centre located in Fuengirola provides solutions to all problems related to hearing capacity through professional, personalised attention and the most advanced technology.

One of the pillars of their professionalism is the fact that they work with different leading brands in hearing aid manufacturing around the world such as GN Resound, Signia, Widex, Oticon, Coselgi, Phonak, Bernafon, among many others.

"Being independent allows us to give completely impartial advice. As a result, we can prescribe the most appropriate and suitable hearing aids to solve each individual's problem (hearing and aesthetic)," the company explains.

Hearing loss, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

The centre has highly qualified audiologists and audiology professionals, registered in Spain and the United Kingdom, who attend to and care for all their clients' hearing health needs.

Understanding to provide solutions

The key to SONTEC's success is that they fully understand the difficulties and inconveniences caused by hearing loss. "We know how stressful life can be for people with hearing loss, and how it can affect all their family and friends. That's why we take a personalised approach to each case in order to provide them with the latest in hearing technology, helping them to hear more clearly and accurately, even in noisy environments," stresses Alfonso Sanchez, the company's chief audiologist.

As part of their working methodology, the centre offers a free in-depth hearing evaluation, based on which they will recommend the best solution to the problem according to the individual's needs.

They have an excellent after-sales service for servicing and maintenance of hearing aids, and have technical aids, including magnetic loops, specialised telephones, doorbells, television aids, and bluetooth systems.

They also work together with the Junta de Andalucía and the Andalusian Health Service, as well as with several organisations in the UK.

More information


Calle Hermanos Pinzón 4, Edificio Florida II, Local 9ºA, Fuengirola.

Telephone 952 667 402.