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Even a Mild Hearing Loss Contributes to Cognitive Decline

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

Hearing loss has serious implications as you age including affecting your relationships, mood, energy level and even cognitive function. There has been extensive research linking hearing loss with a decrease in cognitive function, eventually leading to a higher risk of developing dementia sooner or at all. A recent study explored this topic deeper to find out even a mild degree …

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How Quitting Smoking & Lowering Blood Pressure Could Support Healthy Hearing

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

Every part of our health is connected, from our mind and body to even our emotional state. This of course includes your hearing which helps you to listen and respond to the world daily. When you can hear the people in your life you can continue to have health and rich relationships, opening up opportunity and growth. The more growth …

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How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing

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

Adopting a healthy diet has long been recognized as a way to begin improving your overall health. Making healthy food choices can reduce harmful cholesterol levels, improve circulation and organ function, relieve inflammation and boost a wide host of other benefits. Now, recent research is pointing to ways in which a balanced diet improves our hearing health.  In a study …

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How the ADA Can Help Do More for Hearing Loss

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

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 30 years old in 2020! This life-changing piece of legislation makes it possible for people with a variety of physical and mental ability to move through the world more easily and to perform the activities of daily life with the support they need. Those with mobility challenges now have accessible entry into public …

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A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

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

When you think about public health concerns, your mind might immediately go to communicable diseases. Particularly as we learn about COVID-19, we have become aware of the ways that viruses, bacterial infections, and other diseases spread through large groups of people.  Other important public health concerns include risks of injuries and access to healthy drinking water. The Gates Foundation has …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry    

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

Hearing aids have never been smaller or more technically advanced. But although hearing aids are designed to be robust, like all electronic devices, they need to be protected from moisture. If you’re an avid swimmer or use your hearing aids for sweaty activities such as hiking or jogging, your hearing devices might be exposed to moisture every day. What can …

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A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss       

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

You can think about just about every health issue having a connection with healthy eating. Things like heart disease and diabetes have clear links to your diet, but there are also mental health benefits. Many who eat balanced diets record higher feelings of general well being, and recent medical work has reinforced the body-mind relationship. You may already be on …

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Tips for Sheltering in Place with Hearing Loss

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

If you live in an area that is practicing shelter-in-place, your life has surely transformed before your eyes. Some of the simple activities that you might have taken for granted are put on hold for the time being. What’s more, it is unclear in some parts of the world how long these shelter-in-place orders will last. Rather than focus on …