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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia by audseo

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign observed annually in September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month.  With a new case of Alzheimer’s developing every 68 seconds, at this current rate, specialists project that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

In Tinnitus by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us, as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

The number of people with hearing loss in the United States is steadily increasing. Since 2005, the number of hearing impaired people in the US has increased from 31.5 million to 48 million. If people can understand how an acquired hearing loss occurs, perhaps they can take the steps to avoid such conditions. An acquired hearing loss is an injury …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

In Dementia, Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Tinnitus by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Tinnitus by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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

In Health, Tips and Tricks by Michael L. Schneller, HIS

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 …