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Four ways better hearing can help with stress

December 4, 2023

A close friend once said, “Life is lifelike” — and indeed life is filled with ups, downs, even upside downs, right? Because even though we’re all on our own journey, the one thing we all face from time to time is challenge. Unfortunately, challenge can sometimes be tough enough to pull us into that dreaded state of worry or tension we call stress. What challenge causes you stress? For many of us, it’s hearing ...

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Can hearing loss treatment help prevent dementia?

November 17, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1  Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Hearing loss likely but still treatable as we age

November 3, 2023

If you’re around age 85 and reading this fact, you might be nodding, “Yep, I hear that.” And indeed, the fact makes sense, given that the likelihood of hearing loss increases as we age, according to the National Institute on Aging. But with the good news that U.S. residents aged 80-plus are expected to double over the coming years, also comes the silver lining that hearing technology continues to advance right along with ...

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Navigating the Common Yet Overlooked Reality of Age-Related Hearing Loss

October 17, 2023

As we journey through life, we inevitably accumulate experiences, wisdom, and memories. But along with these treasures, there's a less discussed companion that tends to tag along as the years go by—age-related hearing loss. It's a reality that many of us are aware of, yet the statistics surrounding it might surprise you. In this article, we'll delve into the facts and figures about hearing loss among those over 65, the potential ...

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How to make adjusting to hearing aids easier

October 3, 2023

Relationships. Kid dance recitals. That “greatest hits” album your loved one can’t live without. Sometimes the things that matter can take a little extra effort on our part. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it, right? Like better hearing! From meeting your newest born family member for the first time, to unwinding to the cozy patter of rain against your window — hearing aids allow us to experience life’s biggest moments ...

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10 tips to protecting your hearing

September 19, 2023

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the only preventable cause of hearing loss. When exposed to loud sounds, it may feel like you are adjusting to them over time, but your ears and brain, unfortunately, will not. Once you lose your hearing from exposure to loud sounds, it will not recover (though it can usually be treated). Noise-induced hearing loss is typically gradual — by the time you notice it, it is often too late to prevent ...

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How common is hearing loss?

September 4, 2023

If you’re wondering how common hearing loss is, the research is plentiful and paints a crystal-clear picture: Hearing loss is highly prevalent. In fact, it is the third most common health issue for older adults.1 According to the World Health Organization, 20 percent of the global population, or 1.5 billion people, have hearing loss. That number is only rising, projected to reach 1.9 billion by 2030 and 2.5 billion by ...

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The future of wellness tracking is in the ear

August 17, 2023

Hearing is a vital part of our overall health and well-being, as it plays a key role in both our physical and mental health. But did you also know that the ear is one of the best and most accurate places to track movement and monitor our health? Even more so than the wrist, where many of today’s health and fitness trackers are worn. It’s true! Why ears are better for activity trackers ...

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Your odds of hearing loss double every decade of life

August 7, 2023

Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. In the United States, one in three people between 65 and 74 years of age have hearing loss. More alarming, the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life. These sobering statistics underscore the importance of hearing healthcare and early intervention for older adults. While hearing loss might not seem all that serious, its implications ...

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Now hear this - hearing tests don't hurt

July 21, 2023

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the word test. Going once... Going twice... Yeah, neither are we. Test. You almost feel sorry for the word itself. Just four letters but enough to shorten our breaths as our minds race to press that internal “postpone” button as fast as we can. Especially when it comes to medical tests — famous for the poking, prodding, and unfortunately for some of us, pain. Unless you’re ...

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