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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Hearing Health, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

September marks World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this  global campaign focuses on raising awareness about dementia which impacts 50 million people worldwide. Dementia encompasses a range of medical conditions that deteriorate cognitive capacities like decision making, memory, thinking, and learning. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s which makes up up to 90% of the dementia that people …

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Happy and Healthy Living with Hearing Aids

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

It can be difficult to accept a diagnosis of disabling hearing loss, especially later in life. The idea of beginning a new lifestyle and relearning your sense of hearing can be daunting, but when you consider the benefits of your overall health, you can live a happier—and wealthier! —life. When disabling hearing loss is treated with hearing aids, cochlear implants, …

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Hearing Loss, Mental Health by Zach Kenealey, HIS

In addition to ringing in the holiday season, November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that people can have. It typically affects people who are over the age of 65 years old. The National Institute on Aging suggests that the “number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age …

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Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Research by Zach Kenealey, HIS

In 2015, the World Health Organization issued a warning for youth globally: the overuse of earphones, earbuds and personal devices is creating a worldwide pandemic of early hearing loss. And the effects reach farther than merely obstructing communication. According to a new study from The Ohio State University young people with subtle hearing loss are showing cognitive stress typically seen …