Treatments for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

When Pat was 19 months old she was diagnosed with a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The problem was of moderate to severe level. In terms of normal people, she had become partially deaf in both her ears. But she has lived for more than 19 years in the mainstream world. It has been a long journey though, in order to reach where she is. When she was two and half years old she went to a normal school and realized that most children of her Read More +

What You Should Know About Sudden Hearing Loss

The American Academy of Otolaryngology says that approximately 66,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) yearly. This isn’t something that’s caused by traumatic noise. Instead, your inner ear becomes inflamed. Oftentimes this is accompanied by both vertigo and tinnitus (ringing of your ears). Understanding SSNHL This type of hearing loss is very scary because being unable to hear is disorienting. However, the sudden onset of SSNHL also causes people to wonder if they’re having a stroke. This is Read More +

Dancing Away Parkinson’s Disease

Today there are approximated one million Americans who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Research shows that typically men are diagnosed with the disease earlier in their lives than women, which is why they suffer more than women. These same studies also show that this disease’s symptoms vary depending upon a patient’s gender. Additionally, it’s been proven that Estrogen plays an important role in either delaying or preventing the age-related cognitive decline (e.g. memory loss) that’s related to this disease. Today, there’s even an article that Read More +

Exercises To Help Seniors Boost Their Memory

There’s evidence that through lifestyle modification seniors can help preserve their memory. They can also delay the onset and slow the progress of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Thankfully, there are several memory exercises that you can perform to keep your memory sharp as you grow older. Practice and Performance In 2010 and 2011 a young man named Wang Feng won the world memory championship. At only 21-years-old he was able to recall anywhere from 300 – 400 numbers that were spoken to him at Read More +

How Hearing Loss And Dementia Are Interlinked

The Hearing Loss Association of America says that more than 48 million Americans have lost some of their hearing today. These people are also at a greater risk for developing dementia too. This is especially true for those who are 60 – 69-years-old. Many people are surprised by this because they believe that losing their hearing is simply a part of growing older. Recent, highly regarded studies suggest that we shouldn’t simply brush this aside anymore since treating hearing loss people may be able to Read More +

The Link Between Hearing Loss And Heart Health

Many men and women die each year from heart disease. What many people don’t know is that it’s also linked to hearing loss. However, when your cardiovascular system is healthy, your auditory system will also be healthy. Understanding the Link Between Your Heart and Your Hearing The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that heart disease kills about 610,000 people a year in the United States alone. This is about one American every minute and it’s especially prevalent among women. Heart disease is typically linked Read More +

Best Sports For Older Women

Inactive, older women pay a high price for not engaging in age-friendly sports. Nevertheless, most seniors still spend around 10 hours either sitting or lying down. This type of a sedentary lifestyle makes them more prone to things like heart disease, obesity, falling, and dying early. However, sports can not only help older women prevent these things from happening but also empower them and help clear their minds. With this in mind here are some of the best sports you can engage in. Swimming The Read More +

Seniors With A Life Purpose Tend To Live Longer

A recent study that was published in JAMA Network Open concluded that seniors who believe there’s a purpose to their life are much less likely to die from heart, circulatory, or digestive diseases. Instead, they’ll actually live longer lives. What the Latest Research Says In this recent study 7,000 people over the age of 50 were followed for over a decade. In doing so, researchers discovered that those who felt like their lives didn’t have a purpose were likely to die sooner than those who Read More +

Why a Head Cold is Horrible for Anyone with Hearing Loss

Everyone hates being sick with a head cold. Your eyes are watering, your nose is running and feels stuffed up, and you feel terrible. Your ears and throat feel like they’re on fire and you don’t have much energy. If you currently suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids, the added inconvenience of a head cold can be a concern. Why You Lose Your Hearing When You Have a Head Cold Fluid can sometimes build up in your middle ear when you have a Read More +

The Importance of Eating Healthy

The bodies of senior women tend to work against them so it’s no longer a good idea to diet. If you fall within this age group, the best thing for you to do is to focus on healthy eating so you don’t experience mood swings and quickly start gaining weight. This is because your body can no longer use food’s calories as productively as it once did, your enzyme function is depressed, and you’re not as equipped to fight diseases or have your hormones function Read More +