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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign dedicated to elevating the awareness of the public of its growing impact on our aging population. The goal is to engage the public by promoting information and education of the syndrome that degenerates our ability to use language, formulate thoughts and perform daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is not the inevitable outcome of aging and …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss   

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

After heart disease and diabetes, hearing loss is the third most prevalent medical condition in the US. Although in older adults it is quite common, hearing loss can impact anyone, regardless of their age. About one in three individuals over 65 years of age and 50% of individuals over 75 years of age develop hearing loss. Living with untreated hearing …

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Myths about Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HIS

I’ll just have some minor surgery like my friend did, and then my hearing will be okay. Many people know someone whose hearing improved after medical or surgical treatment. It’s true that some types of hearing loss can be successfully treated. With adults, unfortunately, this only applies to 5-10% of cases. I have one ear that’s down a little, but …

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The Impact of Treated Hearing Loss on Quality of Life

In Hearing Loss by Kevin Dee, BC-HISLeave a Comment

It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay a decision to get hearing help because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives. Research by the National Council on the Aging …