Hearing Loss, Dementia, and the Link Between the Two

1 in 8 Americans will suffer from hearing loss by the time they reach the age of 65. While it’s not something mentioned all too often, this statistic also applies to adults who develop some form of dementia. This might seem frightening, but there are ways to prevent it. By examining the correlation between the two, we can begin preparations to ensure a better quality of life. 

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

“I used to worry about my dad. I live out of state and call home weekly. On the phone, Dad didn’t seem like himself. He was aloof and sometimes unresponsive. I used to worry that he wasn’t following me on the phone or participating at family gatherings because of memory loss, dementia, or something else. But surely enough, once he could hear well, he was back to his old self. He smiled, laughed, and engaged in conversation just like he used to. Hearing aids were a game changer. They literally brought him back to life.”

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Let Coastal Hearing Help with Tinnitus Treatment

It is estimated that within a year’s time, 10% of American adults experience some form of tinnitus. While some instances only last about five minutes, other cases are significantly more severe and long lasting. And though tinnitus is not life-threatening, it is still extremely disruptive to daily life and can cause a lot of discomfort and suffering for those who have it. Tinnitus can be distracting and make people have a lack of focus or inability to concentrate, and it can lead to sleep issues. And, understandably so, it can cause a great deal of stress, anxiety, and irritability. Thankfully, there are some treatment options for tinnitus.

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