Category: Comorbidity

Hearing Loss Impacts Many Aspects of Life — Not Just Hearing

Hearing loss occurs gradually in most individuals. Because of this, many people don’t recognize the damage that is being inflicted on their overall health and quality of life. Research over the past 15 years has only begun to emphasize the importance of seeking treatment when people begin to notice their hearing loss becoming a factor in their daily life. Only 

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The Effect of Hearing Aids on Dementia

Treating your hearing loss benefits your life in ways you might not have considered, such as greater confidence, better physical health, and stronger relationships. Did you know it also has a positive impact on dementia? Hearing Loss and Dementia In 2011 a landmark study by Frank Lin and colleagues clearly linked hearing loss and dementia. Since then, study results have been mixed regarding 

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Heart Health and Hearing: An Unlikely Relationship

It might seem a little strange that your audiologist is interested in your heart health. Yes, she thinks you’re wonderful and wants you to be healthy, but she also knows that there is a direct relationship between your hearing and your cardiovascular health. What’s The Link? Your inner ear (cochlea) is tiny! About the size of an aspirin tablet. And 

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Your Hearing and Your Heart

Hearing loss can be caused by heart disease. The connection between hearing loss and heart disease was made decades ago, but scientists and researchers were unsure of the connection. In recent years, it has become clear that the issue lies within the very fine circulation in the inner ear and the disruptions that are caused by poor heart function. Charles 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated With Hearing Loss

What does rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have to do with hearing loss? Quite a bit, according to a new study released by the Open Rheumatology Journal. Hearing loss has been linked to a decrease in overall mental and physical health. Research has proven connections with age, smoking, cognitive decline, heart health, and a diminished quality of life — and now rheumatoid arthritis. 

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