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How to stay connected at home if you have hearing loss

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Apr 9, 2020 9:55:40 AM

People with hearing loss commonly avoid social situations because they struggle to hear, and many experience loneliness and depression as a result. Now with social distancing guidelines in place, family members and friends with hearing loss are at an even higher risk for mental health issues as a result of loneliness. One study even found that loneliness was associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes daily.1

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Topics: hearing care, hearing loss, family & friends, depression, Family member, silent disability, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, frequency, dizziness, alzheimer's, dementia, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Social Determinates of Health, hearing quiz, Loneliness

Ask the Expert: How is hearing loss connected to mental health?

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Feb 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In part two of this “Ask the Expert” series, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a question about the connection between hearing loss and mental health.

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Topics: Tinnitus, hearing loss, hearing health, insurance coverage, cognitive decline, Healthy Hearing, Medicare Advantage, Hearing Aid Cost, Untreated Hearing Loss, Dementia and Hearing Loss, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Social Isolation, Cognitive Ability, Ask the Expert, Whole Person Health

Ask the Expert: Hearing Loss and Physical Health

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 31, 2020 3:39:35 PM

Our ‘Ask the Expert’ series is back! This time, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., is answering frequently-asked questions about hearing loss and how it’s connected to your overall health.

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Topics: hearing loss, hearing health, Hearing and the heart, schedule an appointment, Healthy Hearing, Heart and Hearing Health, head injury, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Injuries, Hearing Loss and Accidents, income loss, social skills, relationships, self-esteem, environmental, infections, nutrients, dizziness, falls, alzheimer's, dementia, Alzheimer's Prevention, Hearing Loss and Depression, Depression and Anxiety, Injury-Causing Falls, Social Isolation, Dementia Prevention, Cognitive Ability, Ask the Expert, Whole Person Health

The Hidden Cost of Hearing Loss and Comorbidity

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jul 2, 2018 9:24:00 AM

The impact of hearing loss can't only be measured with a hearing test. Hearing issues have a strong correlation with other health conditions and diseases. A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 78.5% of participants with insufficient or poor hearing suffered from at least one additional chronic condition. Thus costing more in health care costs in any given year.

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Topics: hearing loss, Diabetes, Comorbidities, schedule an appointment, Healthcare Costs, Cardiovascular Disease, Hearing Loss and Falls, thyroid disease, dizziness, falls, chronic kidney disease, alzheimer's, dementia, check your benefits

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