Baby Boomers Beware: Hearing Loss Hits Aging Population

More than 30 million Americans (one out of every 10 people) suffer from hearing loss.  Experts say most don’t most don’t even know they have a problem, due to the usually gradual progressive nature of the ailment.  People don’t hesitate to wear contacts or eyeglasses for better vision, but the tendency is to take hearing loss less seriously.

Hearing loss has skyrocketed over 26% among people ages 46 to 64 since the 1970’s.  Loud music, gas powered leaf blowers, portable music devices, not to mention endless noise pollution all around us; all have contributed to declines in hearing at younger ages.  Toxic noise is responsible for approximately 20% more people between the ages of 18 and 44 who have lost their hearing, according to a recent, federally sponsored study.

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Communication in a Marriage Impacted by Hearing Loss

It is frustrating when you live with someone that has a hearing loss!  To repeat something over and over before you are understood, can fray the nerves.  Countless arguments happen because of misunderstandings or out of sheer frustration when trying to be understood.

A normal conversation is spontaneous. When a spouse says, “Look at that” and has to repeat it several times, they will finally get to, “Never mind”. Conversations can become limited over time, with very short answers losing the richness, the flow and even the humor.  A loss of intimacy begins to happen and there can be a sense of loneliness for the husband and wife.

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Believe it or Not

Believe it or not it’s the Holiday season once again.  With this time of year many things can take control of our lives.  Travel and stress are usually prominent during this time of year.

The days of stress free flying are a thing of the past.  After 9/11, it will never be the same.  Arriving at the airport earlier is now a requirement, due to airport security.  Having your check-in luggage and other carry-on items x-rayed and searched is now commonplace.  Who would have thought that we would even be required to take off our shoes prior to boarding flights?  No more taking water, perfume, cologne, shampoo, conditioners, mouthwash, toothpaste , or any other objects that may be considered dangerous; like tweezers, shaving razors, nail clippers or anything else someone could possibly use to hijack or bring down the aircraft.

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Not So Sweet

The month of November is American Diabetes Month.  This month is dedicated to raise awareness of the possible ramifications of this silent, but wicked disease.  Diabetes can cause a plethora of physical complications.  Elevated glucose levels can wreak havoc on the endocrine system; adversely affecting numerous areas of the body; which may contribute to poor circulation, neuropathy, blindness, hearing loss, sexual dysfunction, possible internal organ damage, and amputation.

Some of these maladies can be treated effectively; however some afflictions have to be dealt with for the rest of their lives.

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