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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 …

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Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

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

When we think of hearing loss, sometimes the more profound forms come to mind first. At the furthest extreme, some people are diagnosed with hearing loss so profound that they are unable to hear very loud sounds above 80 decibels, such as a lawn mower, food blender, or motorcycle. However, the subtler of hearing loss are much more pervasive and …

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Hearing Loss Patients at Higher Risk of Hospital Re-admission

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

You could be spending a lot more time in the hospital than you want if you have untreated hearing loss. Recent studies show that untreated hearing loss may contribute to re-occurring hospital visits. Treating hearing loss brings significant benefits to your overall health and well-being, and the revelations on hospital re-admission give us just one more reason to pay attention …

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Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50 – 75%

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

Taking care of your hearing and your vision is central to maintaining your health, and recent studies show it also slows cognitive decline. Aging is a natural process, and with it comes cognitive decline, which happens in varying degrees. Hearing loss due to aging is a common condition. Almost one of two Americans over the age of 65 has some …

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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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Common Questions about Hearing Loss

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

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot …

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One Musician’s Journey with Hearing Loss

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

The problems musicians face with losing their hearing are all too familiar. It comes as no surprise that those who play loud rock music through punishing amplification would suffer damage over the years. The list of rock musicians who lose their hearing grows every day, and the cases of famous musicians can be devastating to their fans. Lesser-known rock musicians …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Modern technology, life changes, hearing changes, they all could come together to mean you need updated hearing aids. The best thing to do is schedule an exam and consultation at South Shore Hearing Center and we can help you decide. First, let’s look at a few things. Are your hearing aids doing the job? Hearing aids are exposed to a …