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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hearing Impairment

August 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

Nearly 30 million Americans have impaired hearing. The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media. For the elderly-the largest group affected-excessive noise, drugs, toxins, and heredity are the most frequent contributing factors. Hearing loss is a medical disorder. In a limited number of patients, it can be surgically corrected; medical devices and rehabilitation can substantially reduce hearing loss in the vast majority of patients who cannot be helped by surgery. The medical Read more […]

Hearing Loss Associated with Brain Shrinkage

August 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

Hearing loss associated with brain shrinkage, with increased risk of dementia, falling, hospitalization and overall decline in physical and mental health. Article provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine 2014 Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fastĀ­tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated Read more […]


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