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Taking Care of Your Hearing and Vision Slows Cognitive Decline by 50-75%

In Cognitive Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, News, Overall Health, Research by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’ve been avoiding getting a new pair of glasses, or putting off scheduling a hearing test for the last few months, you may want to reconsider. Both poor vision and hearing loss have been linked to cognitive decline, and a new study shows that taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50 – 75%! Cognitive …

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, News, Research, Resource by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Every November since 1983, organizations and individuals have come together to raise awareness of this degenerative brain disease, and offer support and resources to those battling Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Sadly, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are several things you can do to reduce your chances of developing this …

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Tips for Students with Hearing Loss

In Education, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Succeeding in school can be a challenge, but if you are a student with hearing loss, the path to getting a great education may be even tougher. While many schools have resources to help students with hearing loss thrive, hearing can still be an issue, especially in classes that are lecture or conversation driven. Here are a few tips for …

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The Impact of Noise on Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Noise, Research by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

It’s common knowledge that loud noises are bad for your hearing – and that the world around us is growing louder. Understanding how noise-related hearing loss works is fundamental to protecting yourself and your hearing from harm. Your hearing relies on tiny sensory mechanisms inside the inner ear to detect changes to pick up the vibration of sound waves and …

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Linking Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Diseases, Mental Health, Research by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) spends the entire month raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and reducing the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s. Did you know that Alzheimer’s Disease has been linked to Hearing loss? Numerous studies show that living with untreated hearing loss can increase your risk of developing dementia, and can lead to an …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research, Understanding Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

As an invisible sense, hearing is one of those things we take for granted, until one day, we notice that something is amiss. The sooner we start paying attention to our hearing, the sooner we can act if we notice our hearing abilities begin to change. Today, we will focus on one major form of hearing loss: sensorineural hearing loss.

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Living with untreated hearing loss is one of the worst decisions you can make for your overall health and wellbeing, as well as your hearing health. Being able to hear repairs communication, safeguards your job, keeps you safe, and gives you new levels of confidence you didn’t think would ever be possible. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, a …

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Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

In Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

It’s never too early (or too late) to begin healthy hearing habits! There are many environmental factors that contribute to long-term hearing loss. While hearing loss of any kind cannot be fully repaired, we can do our best to minimize ongoing loss and to amplify the hearing we do have.The more you know about the sounds that negatively impact your …