Treat Hearing Loss to Reduce Dementia Chances

Treat Hearing Loss to Reduce Dementia Chances

By | Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, Research | No Comments

Do yourself and your brain a favor – get your hearing tested at the Hearing Group because untreated hearing loss can lead to the onset of dementia, the most common form of Alzheimer’s. Hearing tests are painless and putting them off, which seems to be an American trait, is a bad idea. We bring this up now because September is World Alzheimer’s Month and more and more studies both here and in Europe, are finding a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Hearing loss and dementia cross all ethnic boundaries. Alzheimer’s in the world Throughout the world, the ravages…

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Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids used to be large clunky plastic shells over the inner workings which needed large batteries and frequent cleanings. And even when they were clean, they looked dingy because the plastic discolored. They were, well, obvious, and there was no way to style your hair around them, use a phone or wear a headset if you needed one for your job. These days, newer hearing aid models are tiny, and they fit in your ear canal. The first step to treating hearing loss, of course, is getting a hearing test at Hearing Group and then having a professional go…

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Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

Hearing Loss & Your Heart Health

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We all know that cardiovascular exercise boosts circulation, and that regular exercise can help to protect us from life-threatening conditions such as heart disease. But research also suggests that keeping our hearts healthy could have an added bonus: safeguarding our long-term hearing health. The heart disease-hearing loss connection The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that heart disease is the primary cause of death in men and women alike, resulting in 610,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease can have a number of different medical issues affecting the structure and vessels of the…

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Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss -- and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss — and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

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If you’re thinking you have hearing loss, or a loved one has been telling you that you don’t seem to hear as well as you used to – you probably already KNOW you have hearing issues. Contact a Hearing Group office and get your test. No one likes bad news but think of it as just “news” and there’s a staff of caring professionals ready to make your “bad news” into a better lifestyle. You aren’t alone In the United States, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition behind arthritis and heart disease. But many adults wait years…

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How do Hearing Aids Work?

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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Have you been struggling to follow conversations, understand speech, or communicate with your kids? Maybe you’ve been having trouble talking to your coworkers, or have given up meeting friends of Saturday afternoon coffee sine you just can’t follow what’s been said. You know it’s time to consider hearing aids, and you’re ready to take the next step. Before you decide on what hear aid is right for you, its important to understand how hearing aids work. How Hearing Works To understand how hearing aids work, we first need to take a closer look at the auditory system. What we call…

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A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

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If giving up smoking to avoid the risk of harming yourself isn’t enough of an incentive, you might be prompted to quit based upon the harmful effects on other. Beyond harming your own body and the respiratory systems of those around you, a new study from researchers at Kyoto University reports that tobacco smoke exposure in young children increases risks for hearing loss. Smoking damages your own hearing A smoking habit generally increases the odds of hearing loss as much as 1.69 more than non-smokers. This is in addition to the known adverse side effects it can have on an…

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Protect Your Family's Hearing this 4th of July

Protect Your Family’s Hearing this 4th of July

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With the 4th of July just days away, you’re prepping for this fun filled holiday. You can’t wait to have the family over, kick around a soccer ball with the kids, and enjoy the fireworks display in the evening. We know you have a million other things to think about, but don’t forget to take a few steps to protect your family’s hearing this 4th of July. Fireworks are Loud Who doesn’t love fireworks? They’re bright and colorful, match the music, and dazzle our eyes with amazing explosions and designs. While our eyes are loving the fireworks display, we often…

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

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Hearing loss can have many unexpected effects on our lives. Of course, hearing loss affects our abilities to simply hear the world around us, be that conversations with friends and loved ones, or ambient sounds such as passing cars, bird song, or wind rustling through the tree tops that attune us to our surroundings. When we lose the ability to hear subtle and overt noises, however, our communication as a whole can shift drastically. This can make us feel disoriented in any given space. It can also make us less willing to participate in the world around us. Hearing loss…

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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are delicate machines with lots of moving parts. Because of this, they require different kinds of maintenance with each season’s change. Prolonged exposure in frigid months can zap your hearing aid’s batteries and lead to cracked plastic components. In summer months that can be hot and dry one day, or humid and full of sudden thunderstorms, your hearing aid device can suffer in other ways. As we transition from the freezing cold temperatures of winter to the warming temperatures of spring and summer, condensation can build up in hearing aids and cause damage. Moisture can have a negative…

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Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

By | Communication, Friends & Family, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment | No Comments

With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, do you know what you’re getting your dad to show him that you appreciate the impact he’s had on your life? Family plays an important role in our lives, and Father’s Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the love and support you’ve received from your family over the years. This year, improve family communication to show Dad you care. Noticing the Signs of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the top chronic health problems in the U.S., affecting nearly 40 million Americans. According to the National Institute on Deafness and…

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