Getting Water Out Of Your Ears

It’s fun to play in the water, especially throughout the summer months. However, this fun can sometimes leave you with water that’s trapped in your ears. You’ll know when this happens because your ear canal will feel full and as if there’s water jostling around inside of it. Sometimes all you have to do to relieve this feeling is to tilt your head to the side. Unfortunately, when this doesn’t work you may develop otitis externa (an ear infection a.k.a. swimmer’s ear). Why Swimmer’s ear Read More +

How The Extreme Heat Affects The Elderly

With summer here and mini heat waves happening throughout most of the United States, it’s time to take a serious look at senior health. While the weather isn’t as hot as it could be yet, it’s still dangerous to the elderly. This is why it’s important to remember how to help them stay cool throughout the summer months and when to seek immediate emergency medical attention because they’ve grown overheated. Although they’re definitely not alone in dealing with this heat, it is more deadly for Read More +

Growing Older While Maintaining Good Health

As you grow older your health needs begin to change. The one thing that remains the same is that if you live a healthy lifestyle, you’ll be able to improve your life, avoid developing diseases, prolong your life, and be much happier overall. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine either. Increase the Amount of Natural Foods you Eat Unfortunately, many people eat a lot of processed foods that are full of things like sugar, salt, unhealthy fats, and lots of calories. These aren’t Read More +

Why High Blood Pressure May Not Be Bad In The Elderly

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is defined as a systolic pressure (the first number in a blood pressure reading) of 140 mm Hg or greater and a diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or more. There’s been a recent study done suggesting that developing this as a senior (between the ages of 80 and 90-years-old) will help protect a person from dementia while also reducing frailty and disability. This is different from what studies have suggested about people who develop high blood pressure in their Read More +

Tips to Help you Sleep Better in Your Golden Years

As you grow older you’ll probably notice yourself having difficulty falling and staying asleep. Although common, this isn’t normal nor is it a consequence of aging. Instead senior sleep issues are typically linked to lifestyle and environmental factors. This is important to pay attention to because it can gravely impact the rest of your health and life. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you sleep better. Creating the “Perfect” Bedroom Environment Most people don’t think about their bedroom environment’s effect on Read More +

What we Know About Aging Well

Aging well means you must understand what you should do to stay healthy so you can live a longer, healthier life. While how long you live largely depends on your genetics, there are some changes you can make in your lifestyle behaviors that will help you as well. Understanding them and making a few changes can be very beneficial. Eating a Plant-Based Diet It’s interesting to note that some of the people who have lived the longest have adopted the Mediterranean diet. This is something Read More +

The Secret

The true “secret” in regards to successful hearing aid fittings is actually the person doing the “hands on” fitting and programming of the hearing aids. If we’re talking about a decent top tier or 2nd tier hearing aid, it can generally be made to sound very well, provided the hearing aid professional has a clue about programming it. According to factory reps who have visited us during the past year, they report that over 2/3 of the hearing aid professionals they come in contact with Read More +

You’re Not Alone

Hearing loss often occurs naturally, as we get older. While hearing loss with advanced age is a fact for many, it’s not the whole picture. For those over the age of 60, approximately 30% will have hearing loss. That’s really no surprise; what is surprising is that about 65% of today’s population with hearing loss is actually under retirement age. Today, many Baby Boomers and even the Gen Xers are experiencing significant issues with their hearing. Because hearing loss occurs so gradually, its effects are Read More +