Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

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

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over one million cases of traumatic brain injuries each year, just part of the larger collection of nearly 3 million head injuries that occur each year. A traumatic brain injury is caused when one is hit in the head with force, when the head is violently shaken, and sometimes as the result of …

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

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

You might think that hearing loss is only caused by exposure to loud noises, but it may be coming from a different source.  Hypertension can also effect your hearing, according to some recent research. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, has long been associated with heart disease, strokes and diabetes, but now we are becoming aware of its consequences on hearing. …

Hearing and Your Cognitive Health

Hearing and Your Cognitive Health

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Cognitive Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Mental Health, Overall Health, Research

This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which helps connect people to resources and awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. More and more, research is finding that our cognitive health is connected to our hearing health and untreated hearing loss can exacerbate cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss make a person 1.3 more times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than a …