Super Foods For Super Seniors

A healthy diet will help to greatly improve seniors’ lifestyles. In specific, there are some superfoods that contain special health benefits that you should know about. Dark Leafy Greens Things like spinach, kale, dandelion greens, and arugula are essential to your diet. This is because they contain high doses of Vitamin K which helps your blood clot and makes your bones less fragile. Green Tea To help with your digestion and boosting your immune system seniors should drink green tea. Drinking a few cups will Read More +

Playing Sports Improves Your Hearing

The brain’s ability to process sounds may be improved when you play sports. With this discovery, it’s possible the people with hearing issues could have new therapies opened up to them. There’s no argument that sports improve a person’s physical fitness level. However, we don’t typically think about the brain here. This is according to the study’s author, Nina Kraus who works at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a professor of communication sciences and neurobiology. What Kraus’ study is saying is that playing sports Read More +

Understanding Sudden Hearing Loss

When you suddenly develop hearing loss you should see your doctor right away as this will help you be more likely to fully recover. This is what’s known as Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL). It usually only affects one ear (hence why it’s called unilateral) it will leave you unable to distinguish where sounds are coming from. Sometimes it’s possible to save some of your hearing ability and amplify it with a hearing aid. What SSNHL Is This loss of hearing can either occur all Read More +

Menopause And The Link To Hearing Loss

It’s somewhat complicated to decide whether taking hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal symptoms is the right answer for you. Both the risks and the benefits must be considered with your doctor. However, you should know that there’s new research that demonstrates the link between this and the need for hearing aids. Research Studies Weigh In Currently, there’s a lot of mixed results regarding menopause’s effects on a person’s hearing. This is also true of HT. However, according to preliminary research taking estrogen can protect your Read More +

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 +