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Wearing hearing aids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline
Posted by Jane Rosengarten, NBC-HIS on January 17, 2020
Research by Johns Hopkins and other institutions have linked cognitive decline and even dementia to hearing loss for reasons you can read about here. One study found that older adults with hearing loss experience a 30-40 percent faster decline in cognitive abilities than peers with normal hearing. But a 25-year-long study published in 2015 found that hearing aid...
Hearing loss impacts memory and comprehension
Posted by Jane Rosengarten, NBC-HIS on January 03, 2020
Readers of the publication Trends in Neurosciences will already know today’s fact. For the other 99.9 percent of us, though, it is definitely interesting. According to a story in the June 2016 edition, research has confirmed that “even relatively mild levels of hearing loss” can lead to cascading negative effects on the brain. Those effects can...
Happy hearing makes for happy holidays
Posted by Jane Rosengarten, NBC-HIS on December 09, 2019
Holidays are a time for being with family and friends and having fun! A few tips will help keep your hearing aids working well to make sure you get the most out of this holiday season! 1. Watch out for the cold! Hearing aids are basically little computers, so don’t leave them in the car overnight. If you do, give them time to warm up before using them. 2....
Is there a way I can help a loved one who has hearing loss?
Posted by Jane Rosengarten, NBC-HIS on December 02, 2019
We know that, left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect our quality of life. Studies link untreated hearing loss to stress, depression, social isolation, and even dementia. Untreated hearing loss also increases the risk of falling, putting personal safety at risk. But the person with hearing loss isn’t the only person affected by it. Hearing loss...
How to know if you should get your hearing tested
Posted by Jane Rosengarten, NBC-HIS on November 15, 2019
Do you ever feel like people around you are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently or struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. Often, our friends and family members may notice we have hearing loss before we do. We may...
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