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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

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

Hearing loss is a very common condition that affects older adults. For adults between the ages of 65 and 74, one in three have at least some degree of hearing loss. Nearly half of everyone over the age of 75 suffers from hearing loss. Unfortunately, only a quarter of those who have hearing loss actually get hearing aids. Many of …

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Hearing Loss & an Increased Risk for Depression

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

The relation between hearing loss and other negative health outcomes continues to be studied by researchers. We have known for a long time that hearing loss can be related to a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. Those who have trouble hearing audio cues around them may be unaware of the dangers they face, and they may not adequately respond …

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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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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 …