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Hearing Loss Can Hasten Brain Function Decline in Aging Adults

Increasingly, studies are showing that hearing loss is not simply an inconvenient part of the aging process. Hearing loss can have serious effects on the aging brain health. As with many health issues, early intervention may be able to prevent damage ...

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Heart Disease

Having trouble hearing these days? It might be your body’s way of signaling heart disease.

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Prevention

Two Nutrients That Protect Against Hearing Loss

While turning down the volume and using ear plugs in exceptionally loud situations – such as rock concerts – are obviously important, your diet can actually help you protect your hearing, too.

Hearing Loss: Causes, Protections and Treatments

Hearing loss is a problem for millions of aging boomers. What many people don’t know is that hearing loss is more than in inconvenience. Hearing loss increases the risk of developing dementia. For expert advice on this topic I turned to Katherine Bou...

Hearing Loss Addressed Early Can Help Protect Brain

Since mild hearing loss is considered part of normal aging it’s rarely treated until the loss is at a later stage. However, now that hearing loss is known to affect our risk of developing dementia, this casual approach needs to be reconsidered. A rec...

Hearing Aids Help Balance, Prevent Falls for Some Elders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over 65. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increa...

Risk Factors

Music in Exercise Classes Can Be Hazardous to Your Hearing

Are you one of those people who likes to catch a spin class at the gym a couple of times a week? Do you pick a location right in front of the speakers so you can use the music as inspiration for your workout? And as you crank up the stationary bicycl...

Hearing Loss May Occur After Menopause

Many older women develop hearing loss due to menopause. Follow these tips to protect your hearing as you age.

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Complications

Turn It Down Please: Hearing Loss and MS

It's not your imagination: multiple sclerosis can affect your hearing. Here's how one woman who lives with MS navigates this challenge.