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 +

Hearing Loss Prevention For Headphone Users

Headphones and earbuds have become an essential part of everyday life for many people. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t pose a risk to your hearing. Both headphones and earbuds can damage your ears and eventually cause hearing loss if they are used unsafely, and especially if you are at an increased risk for hearing loss. In this article, we’ll be going over some of the reason headphones and earbuds can be dangerous, as well as some of the steps you can take to Read More +

COVID-19 And The Mental Health Of Older Adults

In March of this year, COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. and changed everything for Americans, including older adults. Gone were the family get-togethers, social visits with friends, and regular shopping trips. While some older adults are generally healthy and live comfortably during the pandemic, they and many others also live alone and more isolated than ever. This deprival of activities and increased isolation have a real impact on senior health. The most prominent impact is on older adults’ mental health in what is commonly known Read More +

A Ringing Alarm Bell

That ringing in your ear could be more than a hassle – it could be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Surprisingly, the key to a problem in the ears can actually be connected to a problem in the gut. But what links the two? The trouble starts at mealtime. Vitamin B12 can ordinarily be found in foods such as eggs, cheese, fish, shellfish, and meat products. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to health problems such as fatigue – which is why Read More +

What You Need To Know About Hearing Care In Nursing Homes

Having a relative or loved one in a nursing home is never easy. Will they be safe? Will someone make sure they’re eating enough? Will someone be looking after their physical and mental health diligently? Obviously, you will have many concerns when deciding if, when, and where to place your loved one in a nursing home, but one important part of the care that can be easy to forget about is hearing care. Hearing Care is Often Overlooked The vast majority (70-90%) of adults will Read More +

Senior Living Home Safety Checklist

Many old Americans prefer living at home to an assisted living facility or care home, but it does pose some safety risks. Seniors are more likely to be targeted by criminals, as well as have an increased risk of falls, burns, and even poisoning. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best tips for preserving seniors’ safety. Emergency Contacts Emergency numbers should be kept in a highly visible position and written in large font in case eyesight becomes an issue. Seniors safety can Read More +

How Often Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

How often should you get your hearing checked? Several factors should be considered when deciding on the frequency of a hearing test. First, you should understand the difference between a hearing test and a screening for hearing loss. Hearing screenings are often conducted when there are not any symptoms of loss. They could consist of a simple questionnaire or online test. Children often receive screenings for hearing loss at certain ages, typically at birth, as infants and again during their school-age years. Adults who work Read More +