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Hearing Loss and Dementia

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, according to a study by Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings could lead to new ways to combat dementia. Although the link between the two conditions is unknown, the research suggests that a common pathology may [...]

2019-01-02T16:30:49-05:00October 2nd, 2013|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Hearing & Vision|

Ten Signs to Limit Driving

1. Frequent “close calls” (i.e. near accidents). 2. Dents, scrapes, on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, curbs etc. 3. Trouble judging gaps in traffic at intersections and on highway entrance/exit ramps. 4. Other drivers honking at you. 5. Getting lost. 6. Difficulty seeing the sides of the road when looking straight ahead. 7. Slower response time; trouble [...]

2019-01-03T16:57:04-05:00August 20th, 2013|Hearing & Vision, Senior Care Management|

Radio Reading Service

The Triangle Radio Reading Service connects seniors who are blind and print-impaired to each other, their community, and families by delivering news, information, and entertainment using the latest audio technology. The TRRS broadcast signal covers the entire counties of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, and Wake. TRRS loans out specially tuned SCA receivers, free [...]

2019-01-02T15:27:28-05:00August 19th, 2013|Hearing & Vision|

Considerations for New Hearing Aid Shoppers

Whether acquiring your first hearing device or looking for a replacement, considerations need to go far beyond typical “4 Cs” of Cost, Cosmetics, Convenience, and Comfort. The type and severity of hearing loss will dictate the right style or model of instrument, ranging from a deep insertion to one behind-the-ear. Convenience and comfort should always trump cosmetics, a lesson often [...]

2019-01-02T15:21:22-05:00November 13th, 2012|Hearing & Vision|

What’s New with Hearing Aids?

Without a doubt, the latest news in hearing aids is wireless technology. Wireless, in this context, means that your hearing aids have a feature that creates a direct wireless connection to media sound sources such as your television, stereo, computer or phone. With wireless, you get the sound you want to hear streamed right into your ears at the volume [...]

2019-01-02T16:51:31-05:00February 10th, 2012|Hearing & Vision|

Identifying Hearing Loss

Among seniors, hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension. However, accurate estimates of the prevalence of hearing loss are very difficult to obtain. There are two main reasons. First, most of the research information available relies on self-reports and the inconsistent use of terms and definitions. Second, it is common for people [...]

2019-01-02T15:22:22-05:00February 10th, 2012|Hearing & Vision|

Three Kinds of Hearing Loss

By Piedmont Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, PA One in three persons over the age of 60 have some form of hearing loss, classified as conductive, sensorineural, or mixed. A hearing loss is conductive when there is a problem with the ear canal, the eardrum and/or the middle ear, including the three bones connected to the eardrum. Common reasons for [...]

2019-01-02T15:23:25-05:00January 6th, 2012|Hearing & Vision|

Your Changing Eyesight

Michael W. Kelly, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Medical Director of The Kelly Eye Center in Raleigh. Chances are if you’re reading this article, certain changes are taking place in your eyes which have been taking place gradually for the last 20 years. If you remember when you were in your mid-40s and had to hold the newspaper [...]

2019-01-02T15:28:25-05:00December 9th, 2011|Hearing & Vision|

Key to Seniors’ Vision Health

Dr. Keith Walter, associate professor of opthamology, with a patient in the Eye Center at Wake Forest Medical Center Everyone’s vision changes with age. Just about everybody over age 45 experiences minor sight issues, such as trouble with near-vision focus. Most of these problems are part of the aging process and usually can be addressed with corrective lenses. But more [...]

2019-01-02T15:28:46-05:00December 9th, 2011|Hearing & Vision|

Hearing Loss: A Vital Concern

Three retirees were playing golf one fine March morning when one remarked to the others, “Windy, isn’t it?” “No, the second man replied, “It’s Thursday.” The third man chimed in, “So am I. Let’s have a drink.” This old joke may bring a chuckle, but hearing loss is nothing to laugh about. Too many people wait years, even decades, before [...]

2019-01-02T15:22:04-05:00August 23rd, 2011|Hearing & Vision|
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