World Alzheimer’s Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

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World Alzheimer's Month: How Our Ears and Our Brains are Connected

Most people understand that Alzheimer’s disease is a form of cognitive decline that causes memory loss and confusion. Beyond this knowledge, there seems to be a veil of misinformation, misperception and even stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To help combat this, non-profit organization Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has named September as World Alzheimer’s Month. The purpose … Read More

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

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A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A healthy heart is central to a healthy body and mind. The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood, and blood vessels. The circulation of blood transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other things that are essential to nourishing the body. When the cardiovascular system is weak, there can be devastating consequences. The Centers for Disease Control in fact points to heart … Read More

Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

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Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss for women

There are many reasons to stick to a healthy diet, from keeping us energetic to strengthening our immune system to lowering our cholesterol. A couple of studies have also revealed that a healthy diet could support your hearing health and also help lower the risk for developing hearing loss! Understanding Hearing Loss Hearing loss is the third most common medical … Read More

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Dr. David DekriekDepression, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss research

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

When most people consider hearing loss, it is the logistical hiccups that appear to bring the most change to a person’s life. Instead of hearing easily in a very verbal world, a person with hearing loss must adapt. That means developing strategies for daily interactions, at work, home or out in the general world. What might surprise most people is … Read More

Treating Hearing Loss Could Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Fidelity Hearing Centers - Treating Hearing Loss Could Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

November is an important month, and not just because of Thanksgiving and Election Day. It is also National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, designated as such in 1983, with the aim of raising awareness about a devastating disease that has personally touched 1 in 2 American families. While some of the risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s can’t be changed–age, family history, genetics–scientists … Read More

Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

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Understanding the Configurations of Hearing Loss

If you’ve just had your hearing tested, you may have been introduced to the term “hearing configuration”. A hearing configuration is the term used to describe the information from an audiogram. It explains how well different aspects of your hearing work, and if hearing loss is present, it articulates where your hearing is impaired. When your hearing specialist programs your … Read More

New Study Reveals Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss

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Have you ever been out in a noisy restaurant and felt like you can hear everyone just fine, but you’re having trouble understanding what is being said? This is the case for many people living with hidden hearing loss. Because it is so difficult to diagnose, hidden hearing loss is likely grossly under identified. Understanding hidden hearing loss is in … Read More

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Dr. David DekriekCommunity, Depression, Family and Relationships, hearing loss, hearing loss research, Uncategorized

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

A series of recent studies have come to enlightening findings for those who experience hearing loss and choose to avoid treatment. How hearing loss may restrict mobility Researchers at University of Jyväskylä and University of Tampere, both located in Finland, conducted several studies into the consequences of hearing loss. One of the studies, headed by Doctoral Student Hanelle Polku, studied … Read More

Rock Musicians Raise Awareness about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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Rock Musicians Raise Awareness about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Iggy Pop of The Stooges, Peter Townshend of The Who and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson are all names synonymous with rock n’ roll – but they all have something else in common too. They have all spoken publicly about their experiences with hearing loss, and the effects that a lifetime of loud music has had on their ears. By raising awareness, ... Read More

New study shows psychosis can be associated with untreated hearing loss

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Did you know that hearing loss is often related to other medical issues, also known as comorbidities? Comorbidities are unrelated issues or illnesses that often accompany each other. The list of comorbidities associated with untreated hearing loss has just gotten even longer. We know that untreated hearing loss is correlated with social isolation, dementia, depression, and less meaningful relationships and … Read More