With nearly 50 million people globally living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, just imagine all the people involved in caregiving and support. With the emotional, mental, and physical energy this requires, one month of annual acknowledgement is nowhere near enough to show our gratitude. And yet, a monthly commemoration each year is … Read more Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!
If you have ever heard a gun fired or a firework explode, you have a sense of how dangerous sound can be to your hearing. Without the proper protection, just one of these events can leave your ears ringing and can cause serious harm particularly if the sound is repeated. However, these obviously loud sounds … Read more Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing
For at least a decade, researchers have known that there is a connection between hearing loss and dementia. Many studies have taken place, and a team led by Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University have led the way in establishing a statistical link between hearing loss and dementia. These studies have demonstrated that, controlling … Read more How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain
Loud sounds are all around us. You’re exposed to noise at home, at work, on your daily commute, and as part of your leisure activities. Most of the sounds in our environment are safe, but some can pose a risk to our hearing health. When you’re exposed to loud noise every day, it can lead … Read more Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise
It can be hard to admit to hearing loss. You may have noticed that you can’t hear as well as you used to, but you probably don’t realize just how much your hearing has changed in the past few months. Here are some of the most common myths about hearing loss, and the real truth … Read more Myths about Hearing Loss
Unfortunately, falls are a common form of injury among seniors. The National Council on Aging reports that every 11 seconds an older adult visits an emergency room due to a fall-related injury. Indeed, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury for seniors in the United States. With these high rates of concern, … Read more Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss
Have you ever left a noisy environment only to find that your ears were still making noise? If so, you are not alone. The effect of noise or loud sound on the ears can be dramatic, and hearing loss is not the only effect of noise exposure. In addition to creating an inability to hear, … Read more New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus
It might come as no surprise that your hearing is at risk after an exceptionally noisy event. If you were close to an explosion or involved in a car accident, you might have temporary or extended hearing loss from the event. Other events or settings seem like a recipe for hearing damage. A very loud … Read more Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss
Think back to the last time you heard some of your favorite music. Perhaps you were sitting at home in silence working on an activity or a hobby. When the idea strikes you to turn on some music, what relation does it have to your mood? Even when you hear these sounds while engaged in … Read more Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?
How is hearing loss related to other conditions, such as memory loss and psychological distress? Anecdotal reports suggest that they are related, but researchers continue to seek strong evidence that one of these conditions causes the other. Although it is entirely possible that they have a direct relationship for some individuals, researchers are more curious … Read more Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss