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Hearing Care, cognitive decline and dementia: A public health challenge, or an opportunity for healthy ageing?

May 16th, 2019

As the ageing population grows, the numbers of those with hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia are increasing across the world, leading to urgent public health and social issues.

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New Study Suggests Memory Loss Could be Linked to Hearing Problems, Not Alzheimer’s

January 22, 2019

Findings of a new study suggest that older adults being evaluated for memory and cognitive issues including Alzheimer's disease should also get a hearing test.

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Signs of memory problems could be symptoms of hearing loss instead

January 21, 2019

Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings.

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Preventing Earwax Build-up

November, 2018

Produced by glands in the outer third of the ear canal, curemen, as earwax is medically known helps protect the eardrum from water, dirt, and debris, and prevents the delicate skin from dying out.

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Hearing Aids and Cataract Surgery Linked to Slower Rate of Cognitive Decline, Says New Research

October 16th, 2018

The rate of decline was halved following cataract surgery and was 75% less following the adoption of hearing aids.

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Now Hear This: Hearing-related technology for older adults and caregivers

October 10th, 2018

Uncorrected hearing loss isolates and harms older adults. One in three between age 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of people aged 75+ have some significant level of hearing loss.

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What we know about the link between hearing loss and dementia

January 28th, 2018

Many older adults, especially men, resist treatment for hearing loss. Unfortunately, they may be doing themselves far more harm than...

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An audiologist’s quest to empower seniors through hearing

October 24, 2017

Baycrest Audiology team is reaching out to seniors with untreated hearing loss in the community through a research study that provides an affordable and accessible hearing care program.

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Managing hearing loss could be a preventative step to ward off dementia, says Marilyn Reed, Practice Advisor with Baycrest’s Audiology Department.

September 25th, 2017

Older adults should take hearing loss seriously. Hearing loss is a common problem faced by older adults but is often left untreated.

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