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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Loss by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Imagine, if you will, what happens in your mind during a conversation with another person. As they speak, your ears receive fine-grained sonic information and translate that information into electrical impulses. Those electrical impulses, in turn, are transmitted to the brain where they can be analyzed, categorized, and synthesized into units of thought: words, phrases, sentences, and complex meanings. What …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

September is dedicated to World Alzheimer’s Month, which means in this month, people take the time out to learn about and to raise awareness regarding this condition that affects nearly 500,000 people every year in the United States of America alone. It is also estimated that every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia. With this level of spread, …

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, News, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Now that we’re in November, the holidays are just around the corner. At South Shore Hearing Center, we believe that treating hearing loss keeps you connected to your friends and loved ones. As you prepare to get together with family and friends, catching up and making memories requires great communication! You don’t want to miss a minute with untreated hearing …

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Treatments for Alzheimer’s

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

This month draws our attention to Alzheimer’s disease, a cognitive disorder affecting many people, yet many of the underlying causes remain unknown. Although there is much left to learn about the disorder, a surprising connection has been discovered between hearing loss and dementia. In honor of this month of awareness, it is important to look toward the growing number of …