Most of us are familiar with the type of hearing loss that can be improved with hearing aids, but there is another type of hearing loss—the type that can be caused by a buildup of earwax, among other things. The former type is called sensorineural hearing loss, while the latter
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Loneliness—highlighted in one of this month’s News Briefs—affects about a third of older adults. While occasional loneliness is normal, chronic loneliness has been associated with poor physical and mental health. Lonely people report feeling more stress than non-lonely people, even when they are relaxing. Loneliness also is a major precipitant
It’s well known that impaired vision and hearing loss are common among older adults. But deficits in your other senses—smell, taste, and touch—also may be hazardous to your health.
A closer look at each of the five senses provides more information about potential dangers, as well as strategies that can protect
Q: I recently moved and now have a new primary care doctor. Can you give me some tips on getting started with a new physician?
A: There is a lot you can do to make the transition eaiser. Filling out forms can be tedious for many patients. Most offices can send
Some memory lapses are normal as you age, but if you are concerned about your forgetfulness, there is a range of tests that can evaluate your cognition. These tests aim to identify possible cognitive impairment—or rule it out—as early as possible, but for some individuals the results are inconclusive. “In
The stigma of wearing hearing aids has been around for decades, certainly since the 40-plus years that UCLA audiologist Alison Grimes has been in the field. But, not using them can affect far more than your ego. “We know everyone loses their hearing as they age, just like everyone loses
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A diminished sense of smell could be a symptom of something as harmless as a seasonal allergy, or it could be a sign of a heightened dementia risk. People who become visually or hearing impaired often find ways to maintain a wonderful quality of life, while others find those sensory
More than 30 million Americans share a vastly undertreated condition—hearing loss—and a committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is trying to do something about it. Hearing loss can strike at any age, but it is most prevalent in seniors. By age 70 to 74, nearly