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How Socializing Supports Your Health & Happiness

Growing older for many is a gift.  It is a culmination of years spent learning, evolving and developing skills and relationships. However, there are also many challenges, which present themselves in our later years particularly as our health becomes more frail. The more we can do to protect our health, the more we can rely on a healthy life for …

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Dietary and Lifestyle Changes Can Help Support Hearing Health

The CDC named hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, which makes it very important to be aware of. Your age and lifestyle can dictate the risk.  However there are several lifestyle changes you can do to prevent or delay damaging your hearing, even at an advanced age. Hearing loss can strike no …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Alzheimer’s disease research has made incredible strides toward understanding what makes a person more likely to develop the condition or another form of dementia. Indeed, without a cure or well-known treatment approach, we are left to rely on our knowledge of risk factors in devising preventative measures.  Those who have devoted their lives to this research deserve our appreciation, and …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

If you or someone you love has hearing loss, hearing aids can be a remarkable tool to improve communication ability and to enable the enjoyment of the natural soundscape. Yet, too many people with hearing loss resist getting the help they deserve.  One of the most common reasons a person might not get hearing aids can feel insurmountable to loved …

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All About Hearing Protection

If you have made the choice to use hearing protection, you are already ahead of the curve. Too many people neglect to use hearing protection while they are working or taking part in recreational activities that can do harm to their hearing. The threshold of potentially dangerous hearing situations might be much lower than you realize, as well. Even something …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

One of the benefits of hearing aids is that they enable you to hear no matter where you are. Whether you are taking a walk in the forest or doing your shopping through the town square, hearing aids make it possible to engage with others easily and clearly and also to enjoy the soundscape of the natural world. However, one …

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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

The benefits of exercise are innumerable, reaching far beyond the basics of weight loss and preventing heart attacks. When we move our bodies, we are able to improve blood flow to systems of organs that promote our wellbeing and general health. Did you know that the ears are among the organs that can benefit from exercise? Let’s take a moment …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

Some of us know without a doubt that we have hearing loss in both ears. With similar levels of noise exposure over a lifetime it only makes sense that both ears would suffer similar levels of damage over time. However, others can tell that only one ear has serious hearing loss or that the degrees of hearing loss are quite …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In the classic science fiction series Hyperion by Dan Simmons, future human beings come into a fraught relationship with artificial intelligence. Without any “spoilers,” the interests of humans and these artificially intelligent beings come into conflict, and future humans are faced with a crisis regarding their continued use of technology and these fictional entities with seemingly infinite information processing potential. …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you might know that other problems tend to crop up, as well. Perhaps your loved one is struggling with memory issues, experiencing psychological distress, or struggling to participate in outdoor activities. It is difficult to know if these conditions are related to hearing loss or are simply happening on their own. …