It’s normal to experience hearing loss as we age. Unfortunately, hearing loss can do more than just make it difficult to follow a conversation. Recent studies have found that people with hearing loss have an increased risk of developing dementia.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time when we gather with loved ones to share good food, gifts and each other’s company. But all the hustle and bustle of the season can be stressful for people who experience hearing loss.
Hearing loss is very common, especially in older adults. It typically occurs gradually and affects approximately one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75. While most hearing loss can’t be reversed, you can improve your hearing with the help of hearing aids.
Here’s an experiment: look around and notice how many pairs of headphones you see on any given day. You might be in the grocery store, in the gym or out for a late-afternoon stroll along the Truckee River. Wherever life takes you, it’s nearly impossible not to notice that we’ve become a nation of earbud addicts.
It’s a nearly $500 billion industry and one country accounts for almost half of that consumption. That country would be the USA. The product is pharmaceuticals. Whether you’re buying medications over-the-counter or taking ones that your doctor prescribes, all medications carry risk. Unfortunately, many consumers don’t seem to pay attention to the risks. Side effects and risks may be listed in the paperwork, but people never think they’ll be the ones to experience side effects. That’s why emphasizing that some medications may increase your risk of hearing loss is so important.
1927 was the year the first transatlantic phone call was made. It was the year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded. It was the year the Holland Tunnel opened, linking New Jersey and New York road ways. It was also the year Better Hearing and Speech month was established.
Your rights under the ADA: hearing loss and hearing aids
Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
March 22, 2018
Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being. 2018 909 Noise pollution causes hearing loss and affects health https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/47496-Noise-pollution-hearing-loss
Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall.
If you are ready to confront your untreated hearing loss once and for all, you may have lots of questions about the process. One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Healthy Hearing is whether or not two hearing aids are better than one. The short answer: a resounding "yes."
Wearing two hearing aids makes just as much sense as wearing two shoes.
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. With large gatherings, laughter and conversation, noises tend to elevate, making it difficult for someone with a hearing loss to understand speech and follow conversations. Below are some simple hearing tips that can help you and your guests fully enjoy this holiday season!