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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

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Do you or someone you love suffers from the early signs of cognitive decline which may indicate Alzheimer’s Disease? It is a devastating condition as we may experience the slop decline with the inevitable knowledge of losing the person you know while they are still physically here. It can be just as devastating on family and loved ones as it …

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Hearing Loss is Associated with a 91% Increased Risk for Dementia

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Have you been struggling to remember small details more and more often? As we age this is rather normal, however, if this seems to be chronic it could point towards the early stages of dementia. Dementia is a grouping of neurodegenerative conditions which affects two or more cognitive functions, such as social behavior, memory, or the ability to follow a …

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How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

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You may enjoy smoking and drinking, despite constant reminders from medical providers, public health officials and concerned friends and family about the dangerous health risks. Smoking is commonly associated with cancer and lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, while heavy drinking increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, cognitive damage, as well as damaging …

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Challenges with Hearing Speech in Noise – an Early Sign of Dementia?

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Do you struggle to hear in crowded restaurants or bars? It’s common for anyone to struggle to hear in noisy environments but if you are finding that this issue is becoming a persistent issue it could signal a larger issue. Hearing loss affects approximately 466 million people worldwide and the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that this number is set …

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Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

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A migraine is a severe headache condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It triggers neurological symptoms which become increasingly debilitating. Some people experience other associated symptoms like light and noise sensitivity, vision disturbances, or even cognitive troubles.  Migraines may seem harmless at first, but they can seriously affect your quality of life, and research finds they may even lead to …

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The Global Cost of Hearing is a Surprising Number

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Hearing is a practical sense, and damaging it can lead to a lack of comprehension, difficulty understanding speech, or difficulties communicating in person.  The cost of hearing loss has been seen in public data, and it’s staggering. The CDC estimated that 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. That means approximately 15% of the American population is either …

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How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US

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How well do you understand hearing loss? Most people in the United States know at least one person who has difficulty hearing. However, many of us are unaware of the true extent of hearing loss. Here are some interesting statistics and figures about hearing loss and hearing health in the United States. Who has hearing loss in the US? According …