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How Hearing Aids Reduce Cognitive Decline

In hearing aids, hearing loss, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month! Every September Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) works tirelessly to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, and dedicates a month to reducing the stigma around Alzheimer’s Disease. Many people are scared to admit that they’re feeling more forgetful than ever, or that they often get confused. Many studies have linked hearing loss with an increased risk …

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A Link between Drinking and Hearing Loss

In hearing, hearing loss, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing loss affects over 37 million Americans, impacting everyone from grandparents to teens. While many people acknowledge the common causes of hearing loss such as age-related hearing loss, or hearing loss from exposure to dangerously loud sounds like noisy construction sites or rock concerts, few are aware of the other causes of hearing loss. There are less obvious things that …

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Meds that Could Cause Hearing Loss

In hearing loss, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Be Aware: Meds That Could Cause Hearing Loss   An increased risk of hearing loss as a side effect of certain medications is gaining attention, as the public becomes aware that many commonly used drugs could cause permanent damage to their ears. It is estimated that 500,000 Americans suffer hearing loss as a result of ear-damaging medications each year. Pharmacists …

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Nutrients That Help Boost Your Hearing Health

In Lifestyle and Leisure, Preventative Care by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

We know that a healthy, balanced diet ensures overall well-being, from keeping our blood sugar levels down to boosting our energy levels throughout the day. Did you know that there are certain nutrients in our diet hat help boost our hearing health as well? With heart disease, arthritis, and hearing loss as the top three most common medical conditions in …