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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 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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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 …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Hearing loss, if left untreated, can harm your most important relationships. If you believe you are the only one affected by your hearing loss, please reconsider. When your loved ones have to repeat themselves time after time, they may share in your frustration. Hearing loss can make you withdrawn and paint an image of you as distant in your relationships. …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

When was the last time you were in a crowded place like a bar or restaurant out with friends? Has the noise ever been so loud that it is hard to hear what another person is saying?  Sometimes, you might stop the speaker to ask them to repeat themselves, but eventually you just begin to smile and nod and pretend …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

[Just like other medical devices, hearing aids are an investment in your overall health. People who suffer from hearing loss are usually concerned with the expense. However, not taking the leap to invest in hearing aids can cost more in the future. If you look beyond the price tag, and consider the necessity of the improvements hearing aids can bring …