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hearing aid from behind earAt the end of the year, between holiday meals and gift giving, many are looking to expand their budget for gifts and charitable giving. One area people commonly overlook is their medical needs, and the funds in their Health Savings or Flexible Spending Accounts.

 

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older man- playing chess on bench- lonelyMore than five million individuals in America are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Recent studies have shown that verbal skills and healing loss have had a direct correlation with the cognitive decline in older adults.  While not all forms of dementia can be prevented or delayed, studies have shown that there are some risk factors that can come from hearing loss.

One of the primary concerns of hearing related dementia is the isolation that some individuals enter into while experiencing hearing loss. By avoiding conversations and socialization, the strain that is then put on the brain when in a noisy setting can, over time, lead to cognitive disorders. 

 

Read more: Hearing Loss and How it Affects Dementia – Know the Risks

Football-crowd editedThe volume at a football game can average between 85-95 decibels when nothing exciting is happening. Add in cheers and air horns, you may be exposed to up to 120 decibels several times throughout the game. While being exposed to 85 decibels for a few hours typically won’t cause hearing damage, decibels exceeding 110 for more than 15 minutes at a time, can.

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huntersHunting Season is upon us, and the staff at Physician’s Hearing want to help you and/or those hunters in your life enjoy the hobby safely.

Hearing loss can occur in under a minute with sounds over 120 decibels. The average firearm starts at 140 decibels. If you are out shooting with others, without proper ear protection, damage can occur quickly.

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Fotolia 91251491 Subscription Monthly XL 1You may associate hearing loss with old age, and you’d be probably right—until now.
About 1 in 20 adolescents in the US have hearing loss. But young people simply don’t consider that it could happen to them.

Hearing loss is caused by being around high volume noise over extended periods. It’s described like waves of noise hitting a shore, beating over time, crushing the hair fibers inside the ear. The larger issue is that when noise-induced hearing loss occurs, it is often too late, irreversible and, if a significant loss, can be life-altering.

Hearing loss isn’t just limited to loud music in headphones, as most people think. Often times, young people have no idea the damage they’re doing by listening to TVs, attending concerts, or playing music for extended amounts of time.

Read more: Music Can Be Good for the Soul, But Bad for Your Ears