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Hearing Loss – Caregiving

Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

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Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found an apparent link between hearing loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. The new study was published on January 21, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

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Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

“More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor,” according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter . . . → Read More: Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

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Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid

Some things to consider before buying a hearing aid, such as a telecoil, directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and, of course, one’s lifestyle. Watch a short video from Consumer Reports . . . → Read More: Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid

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Elder Care At Home, Chapter 9: Hearing Problems, Aging in the Know

by American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. Tips for the caregiver on understanding the problem, when to get professional help, what you can do to help, carrying out and adjusting your plan, and checking on progress. >>View . . . → Read More: Elder Care At Home, Chapter 9: Hearing Problems, Aging in the Know

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Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Telephones – FCC Consumer Facts

Federal Communications Commission. Before you contemplate purchasing a wireless telephone or cell phone for your elderly loved one, you should read this information. Wireless phones may cause interference and background noise with a hearing aid. Read and understand the . . . → Read More: Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Telephones – FCC Consumer Facts

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