Hearing loss, a disability currently untreated in about 85 percent of those affected, may be the nation's most damaging and costly sensory handicap. As hearing worsens, people are likely to become increasingly frustrated and socially isolated. Social isolation, in turn, has been linked to depression and an increased risk of death from conditions like heart disease. And now there is another major risk associated with hearing problems: dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Don't let your hearing loss go unknown. Call Beltone today to schedule your hearing examination. Click the link below to learn more about these ailments.