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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

In Brain Health, Health, Hearing Health by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Getting older means the body has been through a lifetime of wear and tear. Joints and muscles may be sore or stiff, and regular aches and pains are to be expected. In addition to the regular toll on the body, other issues can come up, including degenerative conditions or serious illness, injury, or disease. However, we know that lifestyle habits …

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Things Your Ears Reveal About Your Health

In Ear Health, Ear Wax, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The most common health concern to occur in your ears is hearing loss. Most people who live to old age will experience some form of hearing loss, and even those who take steps to protect their hearing are likely to experience some limitations in their senior years. Yet, the direct effects of hearing loss are not the only health concern …

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Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Complete peace and quiet is almost an impossibility in our modern age. Hyper connected, we live surrounded by buzzing notifications, traffic noise, and the sounds of city life. Even those living in rural areas might have to contend with airplane noise, farm machinery, or the din of natural resource extraction. These sounds go past the point of annoyance. More studies …

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A Relationship between Hearing Loss & Substance Abuse Disorders

In Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, News, Research, Substance Abuse by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Most of us know that hearing loss can lead to poorer overall health and reduced communication. But did you know of the link between hearing loss and substance abuse? Individuals under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids twice as much as those without hearing loss, and are also more likely to turn to alcohol and other drugs, according …

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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

In Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, News by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

World Hearing Day is celebrated annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 3rd. Each year the World Health Organization focuses on a different theme that revolves around global hearing health and this year, in 2019, the World Hearing Day theme is “Check your hearing!,” drawing attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss. World …

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Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

In Brain Health, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Mental Health, News, Overall Health, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Recent studies have found that many older adults neglect their hearing as the years go by. Indeed, there are many personal reasons for avoiding hearing loss treatment. Perhaps some find it to be an inconvenience to attend to their hearing loss. Others may feel embarrassed by their inability to hear things unassisted. Still others simply don’t want to get older, …

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Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Loss Treatment by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

As we age, life offers us many new forms of enjoyment and special pleasures. For those who are able to retire, the rest and relaxation possibilities are like a new lease on life. After years of waking up early to spend all day working, our golden years are a chance to live life on our own terms. Choosing your activities …

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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

In Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Overall Health, Research by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is part of a complicated vortex of health conditions, and many of these interrelated health issues remain somewhat misunderstood. For instance, although it is statistically demonstrated that hearing loss has a link with dementia, it is unclear how and why this connection exists. Researchers and health care professionals ask themselves if the two conditions simply coexist in older …