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Hearing Loss Among Assisted Living Residents: Earwax May Be the Culprit

Hearing Loss Among Assisted Living Residents: Earwax May Be the Culprit

The main culprit to hearing loss among seniors is presbycusis — hearing loss due to aging — but more and more hearing care specialists and providers are meeting patients who experience hearing loss due to earwax buildup. Earwax is one

Posted in Age-Related Hearing Loss, Earwax, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, News, Research

Growing Evidence That Noise is Bad for Your Health

Growing Evidence That Noise is Bad for Your Health

The effects of pollution on our environment have been well documented for decades. We understand that the emissions of industry, transportation, and even household waste have devastating effects on our waterways, atmosphere, and soil quality. The effects of these forms

Posted in Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, News, Noise Pollution, Overall Health, Research

Tips on Preventing Hearing Loss

Tips on Preventing Hearing Loss

Imagine life in a rural area before the industrial revolution. You might wake to a quiet environment including only the sounds of birds and insects. As you went about your day, you might encounter the sound of carriage wheels and

Posted in Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Tips and Tricks

Treating Hearing Loss May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Treating Hearing Loss May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? The annual awareness campaign was launched in 2011 to raise awareness of the many stigmas and the misinformation that surrounds dementia. Alzheimer’s is in fact the most common type of dementia.

Posted in Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, Research

Help Delay and Even Prevent Cognitive Decline

In order to help delay and even prevent cognitive decline, it is important to understand more about your own hearing and determine if interventions are necessary. In fact, a study* conducted at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older adults whose evaluation revealed

Posted in Health & Lifestyle, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Tips, Hearing Protection

Untreated Hearing Loss May Make You Accident-Prone

Untreated Hearing Loss May Make You Accident-Prone

Many people think that leaving hearing loss untreated isn’t a big deal, but, in actuality, failing to treat hearing loss can have big repercussions for you and your health.  Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the way you hear, it fundamentally

Posted in Health & Lifestyle, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research

Communication Tips for the Whole Family

Communication Tips for the Whole Family

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! For the past 91 years, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has been working tirelessly to promote health and wellbeing for all Americans by raising awareness of communication and language disorders. This includes hearing

Posted in Communication, Family & Relationships, Health & Lifestyle, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Tips, Tips and Tricks

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

  When you have hearing loss it doesn’t just affect your ears, it affects your entire life. Hearing loss can cause issues that ripple through our health and quality of life. A recent study coming out of Finland has found

Posted in Health & Lifestyle, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Fatigue: How to Restore Your Energy

Do you struggle with fatigue? Overwhelming exhaustion can happen for a number of reasons, but if you have hearing loss you may be especially vulnerable to it effects. Problems with our hearing can deplete our mental and physical energy in

Posted in Hearing Loss, Tips and Tricks