Protecting Your Hearing From The Sound Of Music

Noise and music exposure often lead to hearing loss, which is unfortunate because it’s preventable. While these two things seem quite different, with one being better than the other, they both have a similar effect on your hearing. How Music Causes Hearing Loss Research has shown that there are two main contributing factors to music related hearing loss. This includes the volume or intensity of the music and how long you’re exposed to it. So, there isn’t anything wrong with going to a rock concert Read More +

How To Protect Your Hearing In Noisy Environments

It’s important to be knowledgeable about tips to protect your hearing so that you don’t needlessly suffer hearing loss and can enjoy a better quality of life overall. This is something that you should pay attention to everyday. Fortunately, these tips are easy enough to allow you to do so. Avoid Loud Environments Experiencing on the job hearing loss isn’t limited to those who are musicians or jackhammer operators. Of course, these two types of environments are well-known for causing hearing damage, but any loud Read More +

Hearing Loss And Allergy Season: What A Nightmare

Allergy season is oftentimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, watery eyes, hearing loss, and itchiness. When all this starts, you can also expect to be able to hear less since you’ll be existing in a “fog.” At the very least, sounds will be muffled as your ears pop more than usual in an attempt to get rid of the increased pressure in your head. When you move your head, you can feel the fluid moving around – to the point you may even grow dizzy. Read More +

Improving Your Cognitive Health

The Mayo Education and Research Foundation says that even though you grow older your brain can still adapt to stimuli. They also recognize that while you’ll face declines in some of your cognitive health functions, others will grow stronger to compensate for this decline. For instance, if you have a lot of knowledge as you grow older, you’ll probably adapt to the changes in your life better. You may also see your vocabulary growing better. There are some activities that will help you in these Read More +

How To Keep Cognitive Decline At Bay

The Mayo Foundation says that as you grow older your brain will still be able to adapt to stimuli. They admit that some of your cognitive functions will decline, but they say that others increase to compensate for these declines. There are also some activities that can help you with this. How to Prevent Cognitive Decline Through Mental Activities One of the best things you can do for your mind and brain are to keep them motivated and active by learning. Some activities that will Read More +

How Hearing Loss And High Blood Pressure Are Connected

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is one of the main reasons why about 70 million American adults (one in three) suffer from heart disease and stroke today. This information comes to us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who also believe that many American adults are also living with prehypertension (elevated blood pressure). While this is different from hypertension, blood pressure levels are still above “normal.” Defining Blood Pressure Blood pressure measures the force of blood as it bangs against the walls of Read More +

Smoking and Hearing Loss – There’s a Dangerous Link Here!

If you smoke, there is a higher chance that you’ll eventually find yourself wearing hearing aids. That’s because there’s a well-established link between smoking and hearing loss. Additionally, even exposure to smoking (e.g. secondhand or in utero) can negatively impact the health of your hearing. What Research Says on the Matter This is something that’s backed by studies like the one done by Reuters News that discovered smokers are 60% more likely than non-smokers to develop high-frequency hearing loss. Older studies have also found similar Read More +

New Opn S Hearing Aids Being Introduced This Month

In March 2019 Oticon announced a new line of hearing aids known as the Opn S. They’re doing this to replace their original Opn line. This new line of Oticon hearing aids will include technology at three different levels and four different model types. What to Expect From the new Oticon Opn S Hearing Aids Over the years many customers have rated these hearing aids as top performers and there have been some impassioned claims made by Oticon about this new line so it will 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 +

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercising for seniors is important because it improves their health and reduces any feelings of stress they may be experiencing due to their changing physical condition which brings about an increased dependence on other people. Simple movement will help homebound seniors get the exercise they need without ever leaving home. Of course, before seniors start an exercise regime they should talk to their doctor. Once their doctor approves, there are some simple ways they can stay fit and active though. Types of Exercise There are Read More +