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Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

Think back on the year – did you tend to your hearing health this year? If you did, congratulations! If you didn’t, it’s never too late! In recent years, there has been a rise in hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, affecting many older Americans. For those aged 65 and above, one in three experience hearing loss. The prevalence rises among those aged 75 and above,...
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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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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? If so, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. More than 34 million people (1 in 10) in the U.S. have diabetes and the number of people affected is projected to rise to 1 in 3 people by 2050. November is American Diabetes Month; a campaign designed to educate and raise awareness about this condition. When we fully understand this disease, its risk to their health...
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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Some situations are an obvious risk to hearing ability. Take, for instance, a job on an airport tarmac. You have seen the employees there wearing heavy noise-canceling earmuffs and using hand gestures to communicate with one another. The loud sound of jet engines would be enough to cause hearing damage in a short amount of time if it were not for these protective devices. Similarly, you have seen people wear these helpful units at a...
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