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Hearing Aids are One of the “Secrets of Cognitive Super Agers”

As we become older, finding role models older than us becomes increasingly challenging. However, medical research has uncovered a new group to whom we can aspire: “superagers.” Those in their 70s and 80s with their decades-younger counterparts’ mental or physical capabilities are often given this title.  What makes a superager? Dr. Bradford Dickerson, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, and his colleagues have been researching super-agers for some years. Their findings show that taking...
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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids are an essential investment for people with hearing loss. These savvy devices offer countless benefits that enhance hearing health and daily life. Hearing aids strengthen communication, increase spatial awareness, improve relationships, and enrich social engagement. They also support the brain, reducing health risks associated with untreated hearing loss. These benefits allow people to reconnect with others, themselves, and the world in powerful and present ways.  With any significant purchase, it is important to...
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If I Can Still Hear, Is it OK to Put Off Getting Hearing Aids?

There is a spectrum of hearing loss that ranges from mild to profound. Symptoms and experiences of navigating daily life with impaired hearing is informed by the degree and type of hearing loss one has. This means that a person can hear decently and still have hearing loss which is why putting off treatment is dangerous for hearing health. People often assume that because they may experience some signs of hearing loss but can still...
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What Happens if You Don’t Treat Hearing Loss?

If you’ve recently noticed a change in your hearing you may have some serious questions on your mind. For starters, you may be wondering if the difference you notice is serious enough to warrant a hearing exam. You may be worried you are detecting the first signs of hearing loss, but also may question how indicative a small hearing change could be.  Or it may be the case that you recently saw your hearing specialist...
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