Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month(3)

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Mental Health, Overall Health

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day! Starting in 2012, this international campaign is committed to raising awareness about dementia. Dementia includes a range of medical conditions that progressively deteriorate cognitive functions – memory, thinking, decision making, learning etc. 50 million people worldwide have dementia, a number that is projected to grow rapidly. The causes …

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Overall Health, Research

Is there no end to the wonders of exercise? It improves your mood, strengthens your body, and has a slew of other lifestyle advantages. Researchers have discovered a correlation between exercise and a lower chance of hearing loss in a new study. Incorporating a regular workout routine may now also lower your chances of developing hearing loss later in life. …

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Protection, Work & Economy

Some occupations pose a clear risk of damaging noise exposure. Those who work in these fields most likely have strict precautions in place to make sure that hearing is not damaged on the job site. Particularly those who work for big corporations or as part of a labor union are the most likely to have mandated protection at the level …

Myths about Hearing Loss

Myths about Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

You might think you know it all when it comes to hearing loss, but we think you should know a few common myths about hearing loss. In the last few years, we’ve learned so much more about your ears and brain function and how you hear, so it’s time to update your knowledge of hearing loss with all the latest …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

Perhaps you are starting to notice the need to ask people to repeat themselves more than before. Perhaps you are finding your self-struggling more to hear people speaking in crowded rooms. This might not seem like a big deal at first but as this goes on it can progress into a big problem. Undiagnosed hearing doesn’t just affect you but …

Hearing Loss and Dizziness

Hearing Loss and Dizziness

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Overall Health, Research

Dizziness and ringing in one ear accompanied by some degree of hearing loss could be symptoms of Meniere’s disease. A hearing health care professional can properly diagnose your condition and, begin treatment to help manage the symptoms. Meniere’s disease was identified in the 1800s and named after the French doctor who discovered it. It is an inner ear disease that …

Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Overall Health, Research

January is National Thyroid Awareness month and as we approach the new year, it is good to educate yourself about the connection between hypothyroidism and hearing loss. Thyroid disease can affect many of your body’s functions, including your hearing. It is estimated that approximately 20 million Americans are living with some form of thyroid disease, but as many as 60 …

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to students that are hard of hearing become more successful in their school lives and their academic performance? Education, information and raising public awareness are some of those ways. From personal enrichment to paying forward knowledge about students that suffer from hearing loss, we can all stand to gain. Hearing loss has …