Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Researchers from Ohio State University recently stumbled upon some interesting research regarding young adults, hearing loss, and the link to dementia. The study found that hearing loss in younger adults – hearing loss so subtle that those who have it do not notice it – could potentially lead to dementia later on down the road. Lead researcher Yune Lee and …

A Potential Biomarker for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Identified

A Potential Biomarker for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Identified

The findings of an exciting new study were presented at the American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting by researchers from UConn (University of Connecticut) Health’s Division of Otolaryngology. This study is the first of its type because it identified a potential biomarker for noise-induced hearing loss. In order to understand the findings, it is important to understand the basics first. …

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Fake it till you make is good advice. Sometimes. Unfortunately, when it comes to hearing loss, pretending to hear doesn’t do very much to help. In the best-case scenario, you get away with it and walk away with your deep secret protected: your hearing loss prevented you from a hearing a word that was said. But that also means that …

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

A balanced diet rich in nutrients is good for our overall health and well-being. Did you know that certain nutrients can help boost your hearing health as well? As the third most common medical condition in the United States, hearing loss follows arthritis and heart disease. Affecting 20% of the population, hearing loss often occurs gradually and over a long …

Just in the past decade scientists have found a disturbing link between hearing loss and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Health

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating form of dementia that gradually corrodes memory, cognition, and behavior patterns in those whom it affects. Although incurable, some medicines and treatments are currently in use to mitigate the onset and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia today. Just …