According to the former Surgeon General, social isolation is a growing epidemic that is associated with a “reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day.”
Here’s why: as we age, social isolation increases the risk of numerous mental and physical health challenges, including depression, heart disease, abnormal immune systems, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Hearing loss is a major contributor to social isolation, and it makes sense when you think about it. It’s not unusual, as hearing becomes challenging, for people to avoid social, business or transactional situations where interaction is key — and to instead withdraw and isolate themselves from social activities.
Our Livio AI hearing aids were designed specifically to help. Not only are they our best sounding and best performing hearing aids ever — which helps people hear and engage more easily — they’re also the first wearable devices that help you track how socially active you are.
And they were just named a TIME Best Invention of 2019!