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 +

How Much Should You Wear Your Hearing Aids?

Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, we’ve all been staying home far more than we’ve been going out. Communicating with people mostly by text or video call. With so few people around us in person, it might be tempting to wear your hearing aids less often when you’re home alone for example. There are a few reasons you might not want to wear your hearing aids, they may not fit properly, they may be difficult to put on correctly, or it might just feel Read More +

Fitness Tips For Older Adults Throughout COVID

Coronavirus has resulted in us following the government-mandated stay-at-home guidelines. For senior citizens, this means living a much more sedentary lifestyle than they were living before the pandemic. This isn’t good though. In fact, it can be downright dangerous. The results of a sedentary lifestyle for seniors When senior citizens don’t get enough exercise, it can result in a higher risk of developing a stroke or a heart attack. Proper exercise can also be a help against Type 2 diabetes and loss of bone density. Read More +

Ways High Stress Can Result In Loss Of Hearing

Lots of people are coping with high levels of stress today. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk for various health issues. Left unchecked, it can also result in hearing loss. Stress’ Effect on Your Hearing When you’re continually stressed, your body doesn’t get a clear signal telling it to return to normal. This is the signal that your body receives when you undergo traumatic or acute stress. When this happens, it can result in health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other Read More +

The World For Seniors After The COVID19 Vaccine

It will not be long until a vaccine for COVID19 is available for everyone, but life will never be the same, especially for elders over 60. Its believed by experts that the post-pandemic world will be very different from the pre-pandemic world. Travel and healthcare and shopping will be different for seniors. Their work life and relationships will change. As someone ages, their immune system deteriorates, making it harder to battle illnesses and disease. Lung and heart problems are common with age, which makes COVID19 Read More +

The Risk Of Dehydration For Seniors

We all know that feeling that happens after a hard day’s work in the sun. You come inside and make a mad dash for the fridge or the sink, craving nothing more than the biggest glass of water you can find. Being able to feel thirst like this is crucial to avoiding dehydration, and for most of us, it isn’t a problem. However, for senior citizens, dehydration poses a much greater threat. As we age, our ability to feel thirst diminishes. As our thirst ques Read More +

Can Anemia Be Linked To Hearing Loss?

Anemia, or an iron deficiency, is one of the most common blood conditions of the 21st century. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery recently published a study that investigated a possible link between anemia and hearing loss. With both conditions affecting a large population of the United States, it’s a link well worth exploring. Hearing loss can be caused by many things such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and general poor health, but one thing is for sure, most people in the US will be Read More +