September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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Over the last several years, Alzheimer’s International Disease (ADI) has been hosting World Alzheimer’s Month in September, which is a moment to educate individuals about Alzheimer’s Disease, reduce stigma and help individuals learn how to prevent the disease in their own lives. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disease that affects your brain’s thoughts, memory, behaviors, emotions and moods. The majority of people with Alzheimer’s disease are over 65 years of age. and it affects millions worldwide. The most prevalent type of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which accounts for around 90% of dementia cases. It is one of the main causes of death in this nation for older…

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When to Get New Hearing Aids    

When to Get New Hearing Aids    

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Have you considered purchasing your first set of hearing aids, or are you thinking of upgrading your current hearing device? Hearing experts recommend replacing your hearing aids every four to five years, but it can be tricky to know when it is the right time for you. Hearing aids are an investment, and it’s not an insignificant financial decision to purchase a new set. Here are some of our top tips on when to bite the bullet. You’re finding it hard to keep up with conversations If you’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while, but have been having trouble hearing, it may be time for replacements….

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Hearing Loss and Sleep

Hearing Loss and Sleep

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Have you been finding it hard to sleep recently?  It might be a problem with your ears. The relationship between sleep and hearing loss is a complicated issue for the nearly 40 million Americans out there with hearing loss, and your hearing loss may affect your sleep quality more than you know. For all the questions about hearing loss and sleep, perhaps the most intriguing one is this: As hearing loss is generally associated with the inability to hear sounds, does hearing loss actually make it easier to sleep, or does the stress of hearing loss make it more difficult? We’ll attempt to…

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Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss       

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When we think of the reasons why people lose their hearing, we usually look to the noise that they have been subjected to, or we put it down as something that happens as people get older. However, hearing loss can also be the result of complications from chronic health conditions. This is an area that has been ignored in the past, but a body of research has emerged which has linked hearing loss to health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. And now, research has pointed to sudden hearing loss being caused by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis According…

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids   

Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids   

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As a hearing aid user, you’ve probably gone through a disproportionate amount of batteries over the years, and they were probably the disposable kind. These zinc-air based disposable batteries are tiny and disc-like, and they don’t hold much of a charge before they are used up and must be thrown away. This is why hearing aid users usually go through hundreds of them over the lifespan of their device. Luckily, zinc-air disposable batteries aren’t only option available to you. Rechargeable hearing aids are nothing new in technology, but they are finally gaining traction on in the hearing aid world. This…

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss   

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On average, individuals with hearing loss wait seven years to seek help for their hearing. How does it take so long for a person to own up to their hearing loss? It turns out, hearing loss candidates often go through a complex set of emotions that are remarkably similar to the ones that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swedish-American psychologist, outlined in book about terminally ill patients in 1969. What are these emotions, and how does hearing loss inspire similar reactions in the individual? 1. Denial Denial is a very powerful defense mechanism and one that is often used in conjunction with hearing…

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

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Almost nobody in the world would turn down the opportunity to improve their quality of life significantly, but that’s what people might be doing if they don’t treat their hearing loss. People who treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier and wealthier than people with hearing impairments who don’t use hearing aids. This is the conclusion of a lengthy report titled “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield of the Brunel University in London, UK. Let’s have a look at the studies’ findings in three areas: 1. Improved Happiness The study showed that over 80% of respondents…

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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life                     

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Think about it: the way you hear is linked to almost all of your social behavior. From a conversation with good friends to navigating traffic on a busy street to enjoying a sports game, a concert or a movie, your hearing is front and center. It’s not a surprise that when you have problems hearing, many other facets of your life suffer. In fact, hearing loss has a big impact on your quality of life. The close relationship to isolation and loss of mobility testifies to how important hearing issues are and the importance of addressing them. Hearing and Your…

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance 

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People often underestimate the far-reaching health effects of untreated hearing loss. When hearing issues go unaddressed, they can contribute to increased risk of depression and isolation, as well as heart disease, dementia, and falling injuries. The link between hearing loss and balance issues isn’t intuitive, but a small new study is pointing to a better understanding of how the two are connected. The results of the study also show a promising link between using hearing aids and improved balance, highlighting a new benefit of treating hearing loss.  Hearing Loss and Balance Part of what that new research indicates is a…

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

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Hearing aids today have better performance and durability than ever before, but to get the most from your hearing devices, it’s important to make sure they are functioning well and programmed optimally for your hearing loss. If your hearing aids aren’t serving you well, it may be time for an update. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to update your hearing aids. Take Advantage of New Technology One huge reason to update your hearing aids is to access new and better technology for hearing. With the advent of smartphones and digital home systems, many hearing aids offer…

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