Hearing loss and cardiovascular disease

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

AuDSEO Designs Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease

When a person has one health condition, population statistics can reveal that the person is more likely to have another health condition at the same time. This relationship is referred to in public health as a “comorbidity,” meaning that those who have one problem are more likely, on average, to have another problem, too. In some cases, the conditions are …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

AuDSEO Designs Cognitive Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

One of the robust facts about hearing loss is a connection with cognitive decline and dementia. Study after study demonstrates that those who have untreated hearing loss have significantly higher rates of dementia than those who have normal hearing ability. In addition, those who have untreated hearing loss tend to have a faster rate of cognitive decline once that process …

As an Invisible Condition, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

As an Invisible Condition, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Some needs in the community are plain for all to see. Take, for instance, mobility challenges. When we see someone facing a mobility issue, we can witness the need for assistance and step in to help. Our public institutions also step in to assist with the needs that are visible. However, invisible disabilities are those that tend to receive the …

Tired of Loud Restaurants? Time for a Hearing Test!

Tired of Loud Restaurants? Time for a Hearing Test!

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Research

Think back to the last time you were in a restaurant. How was your experience there? Perhaps you were lucky enough to find a quiet place where the conversation was easy and you were comfortable in your surroundings. Although these restaurants are out there, many more provide a worst-case scenario for background noise. Not only do they play background music, …

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A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Ear Health, Hearing Loss

As we get older, some common health problems can come about. We know that the aging process is related to limitations in vision, hearing, and mobility. Many people see an increase in aches and pains, and the joints can suffer from gout and other forms of arthritis. With these health concerns happening all at once, it’s hard to tell if …

Millennials, Gen Z and their Connection with Hearing Loss

Millennials, Gen Z and their Connection with Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, Hearing Loss Prevention, Tips & Tricks

If you think hearing loss only affects older people, think again! More young people than ever are experiencing the effects of noise-induced hearing loss. While about 10% of Millennials have measurable hearing loss, 17% of Gen Z has it. This is especially concerning since Gen Z is the younger of the two generations. What Is Causing the Rise in Hearing …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

One persistent myth about hearing loss is that it is mostly caused by noise. While noise-induced hearing loss is a common phenomenon and does pose a threat to many people, it is only one part of the picture. It is quite possible (and common) to experience problematic hearing loss as the result of an aggregate of causes. Noise exposure is …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

It’s May again, and that means it’s Better Hearing and Speech Month! Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) to spread awareness of hearing loss and other speech-language disorders. Whether you’re concerned that you or someone you love may have hearing loss, or you just have questions about hearing loss or hearing protection, …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Research

Roughly one out of four deaths in the U.S.—about 659,000 per year—are the result of cardiovascular disease. It is safe to say that heart health is nearly tantamount to overall health, and the means of maintaining heart health are fairly well-understood at this point. Regular exercise (3 sessions per week), a healthy diet high in vegetables and lean meat, and …