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 Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety

One in three adults over the age of 60 suffers from some form of hearing loss. Four in five adults over the age of 80 suffer from this issue. This happens for various reasons including being exposed to loud noises, suffering from cardiovascular issues, and simply growing older. Oftentimes it’s dismissed as being a normal part of aging, thus receiving little if any attention from doctors. Nevertheless, it still has major consequences on the life of the person who’s suffering from it. How Hearing Loss Read More +

How Hearing Loss is Connected to Cognitive Decline

As we grow older, we are at a higher risk of having our cognitive skills and hearing decline. This often results in what’s called “senior moments” which occur more frequently when you’re genetically inclined towards dementia. Essentially, what this means is that as we grow older the connections between our brain cells become damaged or lost (a.k.a. brain atrophy, cognitive decline). The Link Between Cognitive Decline and Your Hearing In addition, there have been numerous studies conducted that show a definite association between hearing loss Read More +

What Sleep is Like for Seniors

Throughout the various stages of our lives we face different challenges when it comes to sleeping. Oftentimes, sleeping grows quite complicated when you’re a middle-aged adult. This is because your hormones that affect your sleep and your circadian rhythm starts changing. You’re also more likely to suffer from health issues that affect your sleep, such as chronic stress. What Sleep is Like When You’re in Your 60s While it seems unfair that when your life starts to become more sleep friendly your ability to sleep Read More +

How Bifocals May Increase Your Risk Of Falling

Unfortunately, falls are an extremely common problem for seniors. Not only do they oftentimes result in significant injuries, but these injuries can greatly decrease a person’s quality of life and may even result in their death. Nevertheless, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that one in four people over the age of 65 fall every year. This leads to many of them being admitted to the hospital with injuries costing around $67 billion per year for all involved. How to Reduce the Burden of Read More +

Don’t Be Held Back By Your Hearing Loss

There are times in life when you must risk going outside of your normal routine so you can enrich your life, learn something new, or develop new skills. This can be both exciting and scary, especially when you must also cope with hearing loss. Theodore Roosevelt once said that there’s nothing in the world that’s worth having or doing unless it requires some effort, pain, or difficulty on your behalf. By continually telling yourself this, you can overcome any challenge! Tips to Help Hearing is Read More +

How You Can Be A Super-Ager

As we grow older it becomes increasingly more difficult for us to find older role models. However, in the past couple of years medical science has identified a group that we should all be aspiring to join. They’ve called these people super-ager seniors because while they’re in their seventies and eighties their mental and physical capabilities are decades younger than other folks who are their same age. Two Types of Super-Agers Seniors who are interested in becoming a super-ager must first understand that there are Read More +