Getting older is already a risk factor for hearing loss. Unfortunately, getting older after having a career in certain occupations raises that risk. And not surprisingly, jobs that are loud are jobs that can negatively affect hearing. The economic sectors most detrimental to hearing are manufacturing (factory work), construction, aviation, mining, agriculture, and the military. […]
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For most people, hearing loss issues develop because something happens later in life. They get older or their ears are damaged because of accidents, infection, or exposure to loud noise. But for some, it’s a matter of being born with issues. This falls under the rubric of genetic hearing disorders. Genes are the basic building […]
One of the best reasons to stay on top of your hearing health and seek treatment for any issues with it is the link between hearing and cognitive performance. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that “losing” one’s hearing is often intertwined with weakening of one’s mind. Several scientific studies have found that […]
November is National Diabetes Month. Right after Halloween — and in time for Thanksgiving — it’s a reminder that this diet-sensitive condition can be a significant force in creating chronic health issues and poor outcomes. Unfortunately, along with the better-known litany of health ramifications stemming from diabetes — especially when untreated or when patients ignore […]