Is your hearing health in tip top shape?

Healthy hearing plays a big part in your overall wellbeing. Did you know that good hearing helps you focus, assists with balance, and provides positive stimulation to the brain? It’s true. Ignoring even mild hearing loss can lead to unwanted physical consequences. Think you have a good reason for not treating your hearing loss? Your reasons might not be as sound as you think.

I feel too young for hearing aids:  You’re not alone! Today’s hearing aid wearers are comprised of mixed generations, with many being below the age of 65. Feeling young and in touch, social and active are what today's hearing technologies are all about. They’re designed to connect you to advanced technologies like cell phones, GPS devices and computers.  So don’t let old stereotypes hold you back from today’s hearing aids with discreet sizes and amazing features!

Your hearing plays a larger role in your life than you may believe.

One of the most common conditions found in adults, hearing loss affects 30 million to 48 million Americans.

According to a 2012 report in Healthy Hearing Magazine 1 in 3 people 60 or older has a life-diminishing hearing loss, and, unfortunately, most of them wait 5 to 15 years before seeking help. The longer the delay, the more you miss of life and the harder it can be to adjust to hearing aids.

AHAS CollageFebruary has been a busy month for several members of the staff at Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions, as they attended the 2016 AHAA Convention in Las Vegas.

Despite what you may think, it wasn’t all showgirls and casinos. The staff spent the days learning about striving towards practice excellence, creating caring environments and meeting your needs.

However, once the day was finished, they were able to have a little fun and take in the warm Nevada weather.

 Did you know that on this day in history in 1888, Vincent Van Gogh decided that life would be better after he proceeded to remove a large portion of his left ear.The holidays can be stressful, but not enough to cut off your ear.

If the holidays are starting to take their toll, try the tips below to make things easier for your loved ones with untreated hearing loss.

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions affecting older adults today. Individuals with hearing loss more often experience symptoms like depression and some social isolation. Evidence has shown that older adults with hearing loss have developed decreased cognitive performance. Mild cognitive impairment (also known as MCI) is the stage between the expected decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It can include problems with memory, thinking, language, and judgment.

A new study has shown that older adults wearing hearing aids has reduced cognitive decline that has been associated with hearing loss. This may motivate older adults with hearing loss to finally seek professional care. It followed 3,670 adults, age 65 and older over a 25-year period.