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  • Untreated Hearing Loss Linked To Loneliness And Isolation For Seniors

    When Anne Madison could no longer hear her microwave beep, she assumed that her appliance needed repair. In fact, the machine worked well, but her confusion foreshadowed a frustrating struggle: a…

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/09/12/760231279/untreated-hearing-loss-linked-to-loneliness-and-isolation-for-seniors

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  • Listen Up: Hearing Aids May Do More Than Just Treat Hearing Loss

    Age-related hearing loss is rarely dramatic, happening slowly over time, robbing older people of snippets of conversation and leaving them unable to filter out background noise as well as they once…

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristengerencher/2019/09/11/listen-up-hearing-aids-may-do-more-than-just-treat-hearing-los

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  • Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb

    Poor hearing is not just an annoying inconvenience. The earsplitting sound of ambulance sirens in New York City is surely hastening the day when I and many others repeatedly subjected to such noise…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/well/live/hearing-loss-threatens-mind-life-and-limb.html

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  • New Cochlear Center will test whether treating age related hearing loss can delay dementia

    Once considered an inconvenience of getting older, age-related hearing loss has emerged as a critical public health issue. When Frank Lin, MD, PhD ’08, looks up from his desk, his eyes often fall…

    https://magazine.jhsph.edu/2018/new-cochlear-center-will-test-whether-treating-age-related-hearing-loss-can-delay-dementia

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  • What we know about the link between hearing loss and dementia

    The Question - My father is going deaf, but he refuses to wear a hearing aid. Is there any way to make him come to his senses? The Answer....

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/what-we-know-about-the-link-between-hearing-loss-and-dementia/article37761654/

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  • Vision and Hearing Loss are Tied to Cognitive Decline

    Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan,…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/well/vision-and-hearing-loss-are-tied-to-cognitive-decline.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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  • No Hearing Aids? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative to 'Speak Up!'

    An estimated one zillion older people have a problem like mine. First: We notice age-related hearing loss. A much-anticipated report on hearing health from the National Academies of Sciences,…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/health/hearing-aid-alternatives.html?_r=0

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  • Hearing Aids at the Mall? Congress Could Make it Happen

    A few years hence, when you’ve finally tired of turning up the TV volume and making dinner reservations at 5:30 p.m. because any later and the place gets too loud, you may go shopping. Perhaps you’…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/health/hearing-aids-congress.html

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  • Sounds Good: Study Finds Some Drugstore Devices Work as Well As Prescription Hearing Aids

    Hearing aids are expensive, but there could be cheaper options. That’s according to findings from a new study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Researchers there found that personal sound…

    https://wfpl.org/sounds-good-study-finds-some-drugstore-devices-work-as-well-as-prescription-hearing-aids/

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  • A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?

    A  handful of over-the-counter "personal sound amplification products" fared as well as an expensive hearing aid in helping people pick up more words in conversation, researchers report.  While the…

    https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20170705/a-cheaper-alternative-to-hearing-aids#1

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