Tag: hearing aids

2018 WHA Index

BONES/JOINTS/PAIN

You can play a major role in the success of your hip replacement (Feb, 6)
Improve your understanding of osteoporosis (Apr, 1)
Feed your bones with vital nutrients (Apr, 1)
Hip joints: Is preservation or replacement the best option? (May, 3)
Reduce your risk of falls and fractures (May,

Can You Hear Me Now?

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

Hearing Aids May Help Keep You Healthy as You Age

More than two-thirds of people age 70 and older have clinically meaningful hearing loss, and the effects can be much more significant than having to strain to hear the television or radio. Not being able to hear well can affect your ability to socialize with family and friends, and lead

From the Editor: Don’t Put Up With Hearing Loss

Being able to hear well is vital for your quality of life, but it’s a sense that starts to fail as you get older. It’s an insidious process—your family and friends may notice you’re having trouble hearing before you do—but there is a solution: hearing aids, which we’re looking at

Sensory Changes: Are They Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) not only dulls the mind, but it is also associated with a dulling of the senses that provide our brains with information about the world around us. Experts have found that any of the five senses—hearing, vision, taste, smell, and even touch—may show signs of negative changes

Hearing Aids: Find the Right Ones for Your Ears

Hearing Aids: Find the Right Ones for Your Ears

Hearing aids are expensive (average cost: $4,700 for two—and HealthyHearing.com says as much as $4,000 each), they require a prescription, and they’re not covered by Medicare. If a commercial insurance plan covers anything, it’s usually the hearing exam and maybe a small portion of low-end hearing aids. Many people don’t

Boost Your Brain Health Now

An estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with dementia, and about 47 million display some evidence of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Many of the latter will not progress to dementia in their lifetimes—however, the search continues for improved methods of identifying those who will develop symptoms, and interventions that can

Ask the Doctor: Adult Ear Infections; Geriatric Surgery

Q: I’ve been having pain, along with a “full” sensation, in one of my ears. Is it possible for older adults to get ear infections? I thought these were mainly a childhood problem.

A: Yes, older adults can suffer from ear infections, particularly if they swim frequently. If water doesn’t drain

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