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A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among older adults, along with cancer, and other chronic conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. A healthy heart is important for our health, but did you know that your cardiovascular health also plays a role in your hearing health?   What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease is any condition …

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

In Age-related Hearing Loss, Communication, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! A global campaign, this year’s theme is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s. Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous medical conditions that are characterized by cognitive decline. 50 million people live with dementia worldwide, a figure that is projected to rapidly rise. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s, accounting for up to 70% …

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Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

For most people, home is a calm and peaceful place. It’s the spot you feel safest, and you can’t wait to get home after a long day to relax and have a few moments of quiet. However, your home might not be as safe, or as quiet, as you may think. In fact, several of your everyday household items could …

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Addressing Early Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Dementia  

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Our world has become progressively louder over time. Post-Industrial Revolution life is considerably louder than the innumerable centuries before which formed the ear and hearing sense humans now have. Concerts are noisier, machinery in construction is more abrasive and even the average volume of restaurants has increased. These phenomena and others in the past decades, inventions now ubiquitous like headphones, …

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A Healthy Diet May Stave Off Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

If there is one factor uniting the many health concerns that face Americans, it might be nutrition. We know from personal experience how good we can feel when we are eating well and how poor eating habits bring on lethargy and discomfort. The connection between a healthy diet and other health outcomes is borne out in study after study.  Not …

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Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

In Communication, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

In previous years, your family members may have traveled from far-flung places in order to get together for the annual year-end reunion. After extensive travel, it is a pleasure to get together for a meal, to catch up with one another, and to have some holiday cheer.  This year will likely be different for most families. Virtual meetings will be …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

The new era of telecommunication brings with it new challenges for those with hearing loss and impairment. With the shift to remote work, learning, and socializing, our lives are increasingly lived while interfacing with screens and headphones, and the videoconferencing media environment can be disorienting for anyone.  Along with the increase in remote engagement comes a whole host of new …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

Stress seems to be a ubiquitous factor leading to nearly any health problem imaginable. This nebulous category is something that we have all experienced from time to time, but it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what happens in the body when we are stressed out.  Some of the statistics about stress suggest that there is a relationship with capitalist development; higher …

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Falls & Accidents Are More Likely with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

According to a recent study, the risks of hearing loss might be more extensive than we thought. Although we already know that hearing loss is related to higher rates of physical health problems, mental health problems, cognitive decline, and social isolation, this recent study adds a new dimension by considering accidents and injuries.  These other correlations have to do with …

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Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Janiece Dickenson, HIS

When we talk to people about hearing loss, we often discuss noise-related and age-related hearing damage, the most common causes of permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss can be brought on by many other factors – from impacted earwax to diabetes to head injuries. Here are a few unexpected sources of potential hearing loss: Shingles Shingles is a painful reactivation of …