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The Profound Connection Between Hearing Health and Overall Well-being

In Hearing Health, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

As an audiologist, I have witnessed the transformative impact of hearing health on the lives of countless individuals. Beyond the simple act of hearing, our auditory system plays a crucial role in shaping our overall well-being.  The Hidden Implications of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is often seen as an isolated issue, but its effects reach far beyond just impaired hearing. …

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Wear Your Hearing Aids to Prevent Falls and Accidents

In Hearing Aids, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it’s easy to take the precision of our five senses for granted and overlook the pivotal role they play in maintaining our safety. While we often associate hearing aids with improving communication and quality of life for those with hearing troubles, a lesser-known advantage is their ability to prevent falls and accidents. …

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Preventing Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

A regular fitness routine will almost always increase your health and vitality, but as we age it becomes more important than ever to stay fit. Regular cardiovascular and strength building exercise can increase muscles which help us stay balanced.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “about 36 million falls are reported among older adults each year—resulting …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Brain Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Test, Mental Health, Overall Health by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Launched in 2012, this global campaign raises awareness about dementia – a group of medical conditions that progressively deteriorates cognitive functions. 50 million people worldwide live with dementia, a number projected to rapidly increase. Alzheimer’s is the most common type, impacting up to 90% of people who experience dementia. Treating hearing loss can be an …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Overall Health, Tips & Tricks by Dr. Jason Leyendecker

Hearing loss is a common problem in the US, but healthcare providers might need to do a little more to accommodate their needs, according to a study by New York University. Researchers there analyzed data about hospital patients and found that those with hearing loss had a 32 percent chance of readmission within the next month due to communication problems …