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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Hearing loss and dementia are both common aliments of aging individuals but did you know that individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to five times as likely to develop dementia? According to several major studies, older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, compared to those with normal hearing. What’s the Link? …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

It is true that the signs of hearing loss often increase as people grow older, but it is not true that only old people experience hearing loss. There are nearly six million people in the United States between the ages of 18 and 44 who are experiencing hearing loss. There are many causes of hearing loss. Some of them are …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition affecting at least 45 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and it makes it quite difficult to concentrate at work, at school, and with friends and loved ones. It is a condition where there is a persistent ringing in your ears that only you can hear. Tinnitus does not …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

There are nearly six million people between the ages of 18 and 44 in the United States who are experiencing hearing loss. It is commonly understood that hearing loss only affects one thing: a person’s ability to hear. Scientists have spent a lot of time, energy, and resources documenting the other effects hearing loss has on a person’s entire wellbeing. …

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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Communicating with people with hearing loss has its challenges, but there are ways to improve communication. Hearing aids is a great way and perhaps you can help a loved one with hearing loss by offering to come with them for an evaluation at Focus Hearing. Four ears are better than two and your questions and a discussion afterwards could be …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Untreated hearing loss has social and physical implications, especially for seniors. Unfortunately, many adults view hearing loss as a benign condition that occurs as you age and you should just deal with it. At Focus Hearing we don’t think hearing loss is something you should deal with. Hearing loss can lead to depression, high blood pressure, hypertension, anxiety, a higher …

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Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

You try to eat healthy foods to give your body and immune system the fuel it needs to keep you in shape. You notice when you can’t climb stairs as fast as you used to or when bending down to pick something up gets more difficult as the day wears on. You get regular physical exams; you get your eyes …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

If we don’t care for our total health and understand that it is all connected, every other part of our health can suffer. Hearing loss is no exception. The brain is responsible for processing and sending signals every part of our bodies. While hearing loss affects our ability to hear, not treating hearing impairment has been linked to changes in …

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

“One who asks question remains a fool for five minutes. One who does not ask, remains a fool forever,” states an ancient proverb. The number one way that people put themselves at a disadvantage is by being too afraid to ask questions. Humanity is built on the passing of information through generations. It is unrealistic to believe we can simply …

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

The American Speech-Language Association (ASHA) is a collective of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, and students who work to make effective communication a human right accessible and achievable across the United States. Every May, ASHA dedicates its efforts to raising awareness about communication disorder and the role of hearing healthcare professionals. Also known as Better Speech and …