Posts Tagged ‘ hearing aids ’

Hearing Better is Better for Your Brain

Hearing loss is a common problem, usually, but not always, associated with aging.  38 million Americans, more than ten percent of the population, experiences hearing loss. Only 25 percent of people over 80 wear hearing aids, yet 80 percent of them have significant hearing loss.  Most of us are familiar with the obvious effects of […]

  • Posted on: Jan 8 2020
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Hearing Loss is a Health Risk

Hearing loss affects more than 10 percent of the U.S. population.  More than half of the population in their 70s and 80 percent of those in their 80s have a least mild-moderate hearing loss. Recent studies indicate that untreated hearing loss is associated with increased risk of depression, dementia, accidental falls, and cardiovascular diseases.  The […]

  • Posted on: Jan 22 2019
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Hear Well to Think Clearly

There have been numerous reports confirming the association between hearing loss and cognitive decline.  Age related hearing loss is common and can affect interpersonal communication, independence, health and quality of life.  Hearing loss can lead to social isolation, depression, and cognitive impairment. It is recommended that all individuals older than 50 years be screened for […]

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2018
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Age-Related Hearing Loss is a Risk Factor For Dementia

Dementia is an increasingly common problem in our aging population.  With advances in medical treatment, people are living longer, and are at increased risk of developing dementia.  Current pharmacologic approaches to treating dementia have demonstrated very limited success.  Strategies to prevent the onset of dementia would be more effective in reducing the associated costs and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 7 2018
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