The Relationship Between Poor Hearing And Poor Memory

You may be surprised to learn that about 15% of American adults suffer from some form of hearing loss according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of the things that play a major role here is age. It is estimated that about one-quarter of American seniors who are between the ages of 65 – 74 and half of the American seniors who are over the age of 75 face some form of hearing decline. This in comparison to the approximately one-third of seniors Read More +

Tips To Help Seniors Stay Well Through The Pandemic

Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, most seniors are at a higher risk of contracting the disease, suffering from its complications, and even dying from it. This is why it’s so important for you to take care of your health. One way to do so is by exercising. There are many great ways to do this throughout the pandemic. Get Your Daily Steps In You should take a 30-minute walk every day. Doing so will help give your immune system a great Read More +

The Impact Cold Weather And Moisture Have On Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids and their batteries can be damaged by cold weather and moisture. This is because temperature changes can cause condensation to occur which damages its internal components. Signs of Moisture Damage Moisture may ruin your hearing aids’ microphone and receiver. It can also clog its earmold tubing, resulting in corrosion. You’ll know that you need hearing aids maintenance in a few different ways including: They’ll cut out during a loud noise The sound will fade in and out Static punctuates everything you hear Sounds Read More +

Early Warning Signs Of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has a way of sneaking up on you gradually. It’ll steal your hearing in very small increments. Suddenly you’ll find yourself straining to understand a conversation or missing out on some of your favorite sounds. While only a qualified hearing professional can tell you for certain if you have a problem, there are 5 signs you should watch for. Difficulty Hearing Consonant Sounds When you’re older you may develop a type of hearing loss that’s known as Presbycusis. This happens when you can Read More +

Ways To Manage Hearing Loss In Your Family

When someone in your family suffers from hearing loss you know it’s hard on them, but undoubtedly it’s hard on you too. This is something that doesn’t only affect the hearing-impaired person but it also affects those who are close to them too. There are some things you can do to deal with everyone’s frustration here. Be Supportive Studies show that it takes about 7 years from the point someone realizes they’ve lost some of their hearing to when they get hearing aids. It’s a Read More +

Understanding Presbycusis

Presbycusis (a.k.a. age-related hearing loss) is a condition that’s commonly diagnosed by hearing healthcare professionals. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says that about one-third of those between the age of 65 – 70 suffer from some type of hearing loss. Another half of people 75 and older suffer from presbycusis. This is one of the most common types of hearing loss having to do with sensory and nerve cells. There are a few other forms that are a bit less common Read More +

How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person with the issue, it can also affect your relationships. This is because it can result in a breakdown of communication which can strain a relationship. According to research, it can result in feelings of distress, frustration, and embarrassment. How Hearing Aids Promote Healthy Relationships The cornerstone of a healthy relationship is communication. So while you may have a small hearing loss, it can result in the loss of important interactions. When this happens it can be frustrating and Read More +

Retirement Planning Mistakes Seniors Should Avoid

When you hit your 60s it’s time to consider your upcoming years of retirement. Fidelity Investments says you should have 10 times your final salary saved up by the time you turn 67. Unfortunately, we’re living in a time of financial stress when 84% of Americans believe that their ability to achieve long-term financial security has been affected. This is why it’s such a good time to look at what you have, decide what you’ll need for retirement, and determine what it’ll take to get Read More +

How To Safely Listen To Music

Loud music can result in tinnitus (buzzing and ringing in your ears) and permanent hearing loss before you know it. This is a risk you need to learn about so you can take action to protect your ears whether you’re at a club or festival listening to music or enjoying it on your headphones somewhere. How Loud Music Leads to Hearing Loss Deep inside of our ear rests the cochlea (the organ that’s responsible for hearing). Inside of it, there are thousands of hair cells Read More +

How To Help Seniors Who Won’t Go To The Doctor

It’s common for older adults to ignore their loved ones’ pleas for them to go to the doctor. No matter what you do or how hard you try it seems like nothing can convince them that they need to find out what’s going on in their mind or body. There are a few tips you may not have thought about before that could help you here. Consider Changing Your Approach Try not to be demanding or pushy. Instead, share your concern with them. Assure your Read More +