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Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

What contributes to a good quality of life? Each individual has a different answer to this question, but we can trace some common threads that tend to contribute to a good quality of life. One of the most common reports among those with a good quality of life is having an active lifestyle. The ability to get out and about, …

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For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Painkillers certainly have their place. Whether for a person recovering from surgery or for someone who has immediate and severe pain, these drugs can provide essential relief. Some painkillers, such as the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, are highly addictive and should only be taken under a doctor’s guidance for a very short period of time. Despite knowing about these dangerous …

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Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing aids can make a world of difference in the quality of life your loved one experiences in a nursing home. Not only do they make it possible to socialize and connect with other residents, they can be crucial in the delivery of services and care. When a nursing home staff member asks about your loved one’s needs or administers …