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Five things you should know about tinnitus
Posted by Gateway 2 Hearing on February 12, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. 1. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical...
Wearing hearing aids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline
Posted by Gateway 2 Hearing on January 27, 2020
Research by Johns Hopkins and other institutions have linked cognitive decline and even dementia to hearing loss for a few reasons. One study found that older adults with hearing loss experience a 30-40 percent faster decline in cognitive abilities than peers with normal hearing. Research by Johns Hopkins and other institutions have linked cognitive decline and...
Hearing loss impacts memory and comprehension
Posted by Gateway 2 Hearing on January 20, 2020
Readers of the publication Trends in Neurosciences will already know today’s fact. For the other 99.9 percent of us, though, it is definitely interesting. According to a story in the June 2016 edition, research has confirmed that “even relatively mild levels of hearing loss” can lead to cascading negative effects on the brain. Those effects can...
Happy hearing makes for happy holidays
Posted by Gateway 2 Hearing on December 27, 2019
Holidays are a time for being with family and friends and having fun! A few tips will help keep your hearing aids working well to make sure you get the most out of this holiday season! 1. Watch out for the cold! Hearing aids are basically little computers, so don’t leave them in the car overnight. If you do, give them time to warm up before using them. 2....
Is there a way I can help a loved one who has hearing loss?
Posted by Gateway 2 Hearing on December 20, 2019
We know that, left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect our quality of life. Studies link untreated hearing loss to stress, depression, social isolation, and even dementia. Untreated hearing loss also increases the risk of falling, putting personal safety at risk. But the person with hearing loss isn’t the only person affected by it. Hearing loss...
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