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01/23/19

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, currently affects nearly 70 million adults in the United States. It can be a huge risk factor for stroke and heart disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults suffer from high blood pressure.   What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against your blood vessel walls. When your blood pressure is taken, two...
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01/18/19

Hearing Loss Has Been Linked to Premature Death

If you’ve ever thought that hearing loss isn’t very serious, it’s time to think again. Older adults who are hearing impaired may be at risk for an earlier death as compared to those without hearing loss, according to a new study.   Hearing Loss is Linked to Premature Death Researchers looked at hearing test results from nearly 1,700 adults 70 years old and older. In this group, 589 had mild hearing loss, 550 had moderate...
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12/27/18

A Connection between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has many causes, and you might be familiar with some of them. Everyone knows that exposure to extremely loud noise at work or during leisure activities will damage your hearing, and teens risk hearing loss from listening to music with their headphones on too high a volume, or attending excessively loud music concerts. It’s also common knowledge that hearing often deteriorates as people age. However, there are some causes of hearing loss that...
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11/21/18

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Besides ringing in the holiday season, the month of November is “National Adopt A Senior Pet Month,” “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month,” and “National Sweet Potato Awareness Month,” amongst others. While some monthlong observations of certain issues can seem somewhat light-hearted, there are others that are quite serious. November is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and is meant to create awareness around the disease as the most common type of dementia that people can have....
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