Health and Hearing loss
Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can “get by” without using a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many people wait years, even decades, to address the effects of hearing loss before getting treatment.
September 28, 2018 Health and Hearing loss
Over the last few years one of the hot topics in the world of Audiology is the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline. As we age, the importance of regular doctor visits and check-ups become increasingly more important for preventative care. However, hearing loss is often overlooked because it is an invisible ailment. Additionally, if not prompted by your physician, most individuals don’t think to bring it up or don’t think it’s important enough to bring attention to.
August 21, 2018 Health and Hearing loss
Staying young and aging gracefully are frequent topics when it comes to Baby Boomers. A recent study from the Vital Brain Aging Program at the Neurosciences Institute, Hoag Hospital, reports: “Depression continues to be a major issue in the aging community, and it usually goes undetected and untreated. Depression leads to isolation, worsening of existing medical conditions and poor self-care.” The study also mentioned that depression is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes compared to those without the disease? Experts say that one in three people with diabetes will develop hearing loss. Read more in this week’s article about the link between diabetes and hearing loss.
March 21, 2018 Health and Hearing loss
Did you know that smoking can have serious effects for your hearing and overall health and wellness? While the reason for the link is still under investigation, clinical studies have found that current smokers are nearly two times as likely as nonsmokers to have hearing loss.