Every month of the year, in countries around the world, the calendar is filled with health-related commemorative days, including World Cancer Day on February 4, World Multiple Sclerosis Day on May 25 and World Pneumonia Day on November 12. But none is nearer and dearer to our tickers than World Heart Day on September 29.
At the age of 3 months, Alex Mussomeli’s hearing loss was diagnosed, and he was fitted with hearing aids. When he was 3 years old, he received a cochlear implant for his right ear. His mother, Nada, believes Alex’s young age helped him adjust more quickly to the implant.
In many respects, Alex Mussomeli is a typical 10-year-old boy. He enjoys art, music, sports, cooking and video games. But what really impresses people who meet Alex is how thoroughly he understands the technology that helps him hear and how matter-of-factly he shares this information with others.
For longer than you care to remember, you’ve promised yourself to get in shape. But inevitably, you’ve put it off, perhaps dreading the cost and hassle of a fitness club membership or the sizable investment involved with buying new equipment.
You should listen to Ramona Braganza.
September is Healthy Aging® Month, which inspired us to look into this important question: Are you doing enough to ensure a long, healthy life? Our research led us to a thought-provoking article entitled “10 Tips for Healthy Aging,” published by Dartmouth-Hitchcock a nonprofit academic health system in New England. Following is a summary of the article:*
As youngsters head outside for their summer fun, be aware that dangerous noise may be lurking around the corner. Unfortunately, about 12% of children and adolescents (ages 6 to 19) have permanent noise-induced hearing loss, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.
What do Joan of Arc, Ludwig von Beethoven, Charles Darwin and Michelangelo have in common? They all
suffered from tinnitus, according to an article at www.eutinnitus.com. Throughout history, tinnitus has affected both famous people and ordinary folks, including nearly 50 million Americans today, says the American Tinnitus Association (ATA).
For a lot of people, summertime means enjoying the great outdoors. But along with favorite summer pastimes come potential threats to your hearing — in the form of ka-booms, roars, blasts and other ear-piercing noises.
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Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.