Tips For Looking After Your Ear Health

In many ways, our ears are very low-maintenance parts of the body that require little attention. However, like every other part of the body, things could go wrong if you don’t pay sufficient attention to them and ensure you’re looking after your ears in the best way that you can. There are many steps that you can take in order to promote good ear health and ensure your ears stay in the best condition for as long as possible. Whether you live in Clearwater or beyond, looking after your ears is important – from regular check-ups to cleaning your ears when necessary. Here are some tips to help you look after your ear health. Know how to clean your ears Knowing how and when to clean your ears is an important part of ear health. In general, the interior of Read More +

The Challenges And Risks Of Hearing Loss

The risks of health conditions often increase with age, and there are many health conditions that are interlinked. Some common health problems are associated with other health conditions too, and taking steps to address one of them can result in positive improvements to the other. Hearing loss is particularly common among older people, including in Clearwater and Pinellas County, but what is less commonly known are the risks and challenges linked to hearing loss and how this can affect other aspects of a person’s overall health. We’ll look at some of the main challenges and health risks associated with hearing loss. Heart disease You may be surprised to hear that heart health is linked to hearing health. This is because poor circulation can impact hearing health and potentially cause hearing loss. When your circulation is not functioning well, it can Read More +

Physical Exercises That Could Also Boost Your Brain Power

Physical exercise is good for our minds and bodies, which is one of the reasons why so many people feel great after a workout. Exercise can lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes. And it can be great for your mind by giving you a sense of achievement and releasing endorphins, also known as ‘happy hormones.’ The older you get, the more important physical exercise may become. Although it is always important to move your body regularly, as you get older, you may encounter more health problems. These can be combatted in part by regular exercise and movement, which can boost your brain health as well as positively impact your overall wellbeing. There are many types of exercises that can help to improve your brain health and overall wellbeing. Let’s take a look at Read More +

3 Habits Which Could Cause Harm To Your Hearing

There are many habits that can be damaging to our health, whether you’re living in Pinellas County or any other part of the world. Many of these habits can impact our outer appearance, such as hair, skin, and nails, as well as the internal parts of our bodies such as organs, circulation, and immunity. Some unhealthy habits may also begin to impact our senses too. Our sight, smell, and hearing may be affected by some of the unhelpful habits which simply become another part of our lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at some of the habits which could be impacted your health, in particular your hearing, and some of the things you can do to prevent hearing loss and look after your oral health. 1. Excessive Alcohol Consumption Consuming excessive quantities of alcohol, listed by the CDC as more Read More +

How Your Diet Could Help Improve Your Hearing

Many things can have an impact on your hearing, and you might not have thought that your diet played a role. However, the foods that you eat can have an impact on your hearing, whether for better or worse. This is because the vitamins and minerals found in foods can impact many parts of our bodies, including our hearing health. Let’s look at some of the foods that could help you to improve your aural health and feel as good as you can. Foods Rich in Magnesium Deficiencies in magnesium may be more common than you thought, so there is a chance you might be deficient in this key nutrient. This could be the result of foods grown with low magnesium levels in the soil, or because you have a health condition such as diabetes which results in decreased levels Read More +

Surprising Reasons Why People Lose Their Hearing

There are many reasons someone may be suffering from hearing loss. While some of these reasons are understandable, others aren’t always obvious. Knowing what may be causing your hearing difficulties is important so take a few moments to check some of the more unexpected risk factors out for yourself. 6 Unexpected Reasons for Hearing Loss When you hear about someone losing their hearing, you probably think of some of the most common reasons for this to occur (e.g., aging, injury, excessive noise exposure, diabetes). However, there are also some shocking reasons why this happens. Sleep Apnea Several studies have been published over the past few years in which sleep apnea has been strongly linked to hearing loss. Medical professionals believe that snoring causes the inner ear to receive less blood, and unfortunately, this area is responsible for properly processing sound. Read More +

The Connection Between Hearing Loss And Caffeine

Have you been wondering if the caffeine you’re drinking is causing your hearing loss issues? Maybe you’re wondering if it’s caused your tinnitus or Meniere’s disease. Right now, all you know is that you’re suffering from these issues. You may have even tried looking on Google for some research into this subject. Unfortunately, up until now, there hasn’t been much research conducted on this topic. However, there are a few things that you should know. Understanding How Caffeine Affects Hearing Loss Caffeine is a natural stimulant that works on the central nervous system to keep you from feeling tired. It’s also been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Furthermore, there hasn’t been any indication that drinking two cups of coffee per day will have any type of long-term impact Read More +

Becoming Accustomed to Your New Hearing Aids

When you first get hearing aids you may be a little overwhelmed by all of the new sounds around you.  This is because you’ve been deprived of sound for a while then all of the sudden you’re able to hear again. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help you become acclimated to these new sounds. Embarking on the Journey Towards Hearing Aids A person will typically live with hearing loss for several years before considering hearing aids. In fact, Consumer Reports surveyed 17,626 people recently and discovered that 6 in 10 waited for at least two years before doing so. Unfortunately, this means that their brain has had time to fully adapt to hearing loss. This is why it’ll take you some time (typically under a month) to adjust to being able to hear again. There are Read More +

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea And Hearing Loss

When you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea you should also schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist. Although this is something researchers are still looking into there does seem to be a relationship between the two – something that’s been discovered by several recent studies. Understanding What Sleep Apnea Is Although several types do exist, the most common is known as obstructive (OSA). It occurs because the muscles around your airway have relaxed so much that they’re now blocking your breathing. When this happens you’ll snore until you wake up gasping or choking and feeling out of breath. This may leave you feeling sleepy and irritable throughout the day. It also places a strain on your heart which then increases your likelihood of developing heart disease. Research also suggests that it also increases the likelihood you’ll develop hearing loss. Why Read More +

A History Of Migraines May Result In Dementia

Researchers have discovered a definite pathway that links migraines to the development of dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s) later in life. Their underlying hypothesis here is that since severe headaches are associated with metabolic diseases, allostatic load, cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, and behavioral factors this could result in brain atrophy, changes in brain networks, lesions, and neurodegeneration. Over the course of many years, this may result in this disease. What a Denmark Study Shows Researchers in Denmark conducted a first-of-its-kind study. This was a population-based longitudinal study that looked at the national register’s data consisting of individuals who were born between 1935 – 1956 (those who turned 60-years-old prior to 2017). They then determined who’d received a hospital diagnosis of migraines since 1988, especially if they had a validated case of dementia for which they received medication after they turned 60-years-old. Overall they included Read More +