Evidence of Neurocognitive Benefit From Hearing Aid Use

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A powerful article in Frontiers in Neuroscience reported that hearing aid use reversed the negative effects on brain function caused by untreated hearing loss. Brain function was measured by recording cortical evoked potentials. The subjects also experienced significant improvements in speech perception in noise and cognitive performance. The researchers concluded: These results provide preliminary evidence that . …

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Hearing Loss Linked With More Accidental Injuries

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Older adults with self-reported poor hearing may be more accident prone, says a study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery.  Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined responses from a representative sample of adults (18 years and older) who participated in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey.  More than 6 million respondents reported experiencing an …

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Yoga for People with Hearing Loss!

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Yoga combines physical poses with the philosophy of patience and self-acceptance. Its health benefits include developing stronger muscles, better balance, and increased flexibility. A robust yoga practice can also help people cope with the day-to-day frustrations of living with hearing loss. When combined with meditation, and stress reduction it can also help minimize tinnitus symptoms. …

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