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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

With 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss today, it’s important to realize the ways we can acquire hearing loss throughout the course of our lives. Let’s go over some of the important aspects of acquired hearing loss and some of the things we can do to prevent it, or keep it to a minimum and slow down its progress. …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month, and there’s no better time to prioritize getting a hearing test. If you’re wondering about the correlation, you’re in the right place! Untreated hearing loss is a strong risk indicator for developing Alzheimer’s disease. What Is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for somewhere between 60-80% of cases. Dementia is …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from age-related hearing loss, there may be another reason you’ll want to take a new look at hearing aids. It seems there’s an ever-expanding list of the consequences of untreated hearing loss. Fatigue is one that most of us are familiar with as it progresses evenly with hearing loss itself. Faster …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

About 48 million Americans today suffer from hearing loss. While some hearing loss is the result of exposure to noise or other factors, the most common cause of hearing loss is aging. In fact, nearly 100% of centenarians have hearing loss; it seems that if we live long enough, everyone will encounter hearing loss at some point. Hearing Loss is …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Tinnitus has affected some 50 million people in the United States. It’s the number one medical concern for veterans returning from combat. It’s an early sign of hearing loss, but can also be caused by obstructions in the ear canal, Meniere’s disease, or a number of other physical problems that may be treatable. There is a long list of prescription …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

It’s no secret: hearing loss is a part of getting older. While age-related hearing loss statistically begins around age 45, it’s usually not problematic until later in life. About 33% of people aged 65 – 74 have moderate or worse hearing loss, and about 50% of those over 75 do. Nearly 100% of centenarians have hearing loss, indicating that anyone …

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Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

If you’re new to hearing loss, you might be struggling to communicate with friends, family and colleagues. While working around your hearing loss to be effective at work or connect with the people in your life does present a new challenge, there are a few tips that can be extremely helpful when you’re adjusting to the realities of hearing loss. …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

One of the most dangerous consequences of leaving our hearing loss untreated is the increased risk of loneliness and social isolation. While the “loneliness in a crowd” feeling is common for those who can’t follow a conversation due to hearing loss, the potential subsequent prolonged state of loneliness is disastrous for health and well-being. Social isolation, where a person doesn’t …

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Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

We know that just about everyone who lives long enough experiences some degree of hearing loss. Nearly 100% of centenarians have hearing loss. Recent research shows that there is likely a genetic component to all forms of hearing loss, including noise-induced hearing loss, but that doesn’t mean our hands are tied when it comes to protecting our hearing as best …

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All About Tinnitus

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Have you ever walked out of a loud environment such as a sporting arena, music venue, or even a restaurant and noticed your ears ringing? Although that sound was present in the loud environment, it might not have been noticeable until you stepped into the quieter outdoors. Perhaps you didn’t notice that sound until you laid your head on the …