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Hearing Loss and Link to Dementia

A major review published by the Lancet Commission in June 2017 found nine risk factors that are associated with dementia. They focused on identifying risk factors that are “modifiable”, meaning that the person has control over and can possibly reduce the negative effects of those factors. The review revealed the Population Attributable Fractions (PAF) of [...]

Hearing Loss and Link to Dementia2019-09-05T15:35:51-05:00

What can cause hearing loss in adults?

Hearing loss in adults can be caused from many things - the leading cause is simply aging. Just as our eyes and joints start to deteriorate with age, the same happens to our ears. Another large factor leading to hearing loss is exposure to noise for a prolonged time. This is why workers in loud [...]

What can cause hearing loss in adults?2019-08-28T11:46:41-05:00

Hearing Loss and Risk of Falls

Did you know that even a mild hearing loss is linked to triple the risk of falls in older adults (Lin and Ferrucci, 2012)? There are three possible reasons why those with hearing loss are more likely to fall: Our awareness of our surroundings is not just from our eyes – it is also through [...]

Hearing Loss and Risk of Falls2019-08-12T13:38:48-05:00

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Make sure to take immediate action!

Did you know that sudden sensorineural hearing losses (SSHL) affect 27 out of 100,000 people? In fact, it is even more prevalent in the elderly and in men. What is SSHL? SSHL, otherwise known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained, quick loss of hearing that may occur all at once or over a period of [...]

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Make sure to take immediate action!2019-06-27T13:18:58-05:00

How loud is too loud?

One of the leading causes of hearing loss is noise damage. This type of hearing loss is due to exposure to loud noises for unsafe periods of time. Workplace safety standards typically agree that it is safe for workers to be exposed to 85 decibels (dB) for 8 hours. 85dB is equivalent to the noise [...]

How loud is too loud?2019-06-18T16:32:18-05:00

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 2

Myth #2 It is just a hearing loss. Having a hearing loss has widespread effects on your physical health and social life. Having even a mild hearing loss will triple the risk of falls in older adults (Lin & Ferrucci, 2012) and increase the chances of developing dementia (Lin et al., 2011). Naturally, hearing loss [...]

Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss! – Myth 22019-05-01T12:09:45-05:00