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Hearing Loss Diminishes Cognitive Skills

Hearing Loss Diminishes Cognitive Skills

People are slowly becoming aware of the harmful effects that hearing loss has on mental acuity. Psychological experts refer to mental acuity as the prowess of cognitive skills. This includes various aspects of cognitive functioning such as memory, attention,...

Your Ears Enjoy a Good Workout

Your Ears Enjoy a Good Workout

We all enjoy a good workout every now and then. But did you know that not only your body, but also your ears will thank you for your dedication towards exercise. Adding an exercise routine to your daily life has a myriad of health benefits including cardiovascular...

Hearing Aids versus Cochlear Implants

Hearing Aids versus Cochlear Implants

Hearing aids are the most prevalent treatment option when it comes to treating hearing loss. Cochlear implants are an alternative treatment option that is utilized when hearing aids fail to work, especially in cases of severe hearing loss or total deafness. Cochlear...

Hearing Loss Often Masquerades as Dementia

Elderly people with diminished cognitive skills often worry about having Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. In reality, the truth might be far less scary and easier to remedy. Research suggests that at least in some cases, people who worry about dementia may...

Age is Not the Only Cause for Hearing Loss

We may believe that hearing loss is a problem that affects only the elderly population. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from the truth. Hearing loss is now found in between 14% to 16% of adults between the ages of 20-69. The United Nations as well as the World...

Tinnitus Can Affect Children

Tinnitus is known as the ringing or buzzing sensation of sound within the ears in the absence of any such sound signals in the environment. It is commonly believed to be a condition that affects adults only, but recent research indicates that 1 in every 30 children...

Social Isolation due to Hearing Loss that Remains Untreated

Our ears are taken for granted every single day. We may not realize just how important they are but even simple tasks like standing and walking would not be possible without our ears. The liquid in our inner ears help maintain our sense of balance and help keep us...

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

As we age, several things deteriorate simultaneously. These include our agility, our hearing, and even our cognitive skills. Having hearing loss has even been shown to lead to dementia and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Johns Hopkins University recently conducted a...

Hearing Aids Can Really Help

Hearing loss is a common problem in the United States today, affecting around 44 million people across the country. It is therefore astounding that only 1 out of every 3 elderly hearing impaired adults aged 70 and above actually uses hearing aids. Only 16% of hearing...

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