Bringing Attention to Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month


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June  is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), a not-for-profit organization, suggests this month is a good time to raise awareness about the link between hearing loss and dementia, and other issues related to cognitive function. Below is a list of various health concerns that illustrate how hearing loss is linked

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How Are Ear Worms and Chewing Gum Related?


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You’ve likely experienced it at one time or another, a song stuck in your head that you just can’t seem to get rid of. These so called “earworms” (Granted, not the most flattering of names.) have plagued mankind since the dawn of catchy tunes, or at least since your last run-in with “It’s a Small

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Brain Changes In Those With Hearing Loss


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Researchers from the University of Colorado exploring the ways in which our brains respond to hearing loss have found that the brain reorganizes, which may be related to a link between age-related hearing loss and dementia. The results suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized—reassigned to other functions—even with early-stage of hearing

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ASHA Urges Hearing Protection During July 4th


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As the Fourth of July holiday draws near and the planning of celebrations begin, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) reminds the public of the importance of protecting one’s hearing from loud noises, especially fireworks. Although hearing loss is often believed to be an issue that progresses over time, it can also be caused by an

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