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Do you hear music

November 27, 2023

Musical Hallucinations are a complex form of auditory hallucinations.  People will hear melodies, music or actual songs.  Musical hallucinations are infrequent.   They have been linked to depression, psychiatric illness..such as schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorders.   It is important to note that even though it is linked to psychiatric environments ... it is not the most common cause.   Musical Hallucinations are most prevalent in patients with neurological pathologies.   They are associated with temporal lobe lesion. There may ...

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Help yourself hear better

November 22, 2023

There are ways that you can help yourself hear better.   When you get hearing instruments for the very first time your brain must wake back up to what sounds really sound like.  Along with that... your brain also has adjusted to these new but ‘old’ sounds at a stronger level.  At first, Sounds may be funny, or harsh.  Some sounds may be somewhat tiny.  There may be some echoes.   It takes a little time for ...

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Can hearing loss treatment help prevent dementia?

November 17, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1  Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Your medicines and your hearing

November 13, 2023

Do you take pills?  Probably most of us do.  It seems as though almost all of us take some type of medicine.  It may be prescription or OTC (over the counter).. Maybe it is just an aspirin for a headache.  Arthritis may require you to take something a little stronger.  Whatever types of meds you must take there are probably some side effects.  Sometimes you may not even be aware that the medicine is affecting ...

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Get a little extra assistance

November 8, 2023

Do you need a little extra assistance?  How many things can you think of in your life that provides you with some type of additional help? Let’s think about it… Your dishwasher… That’s nice..especially when you have big groups over for dinner.  Your hair dryer..speeds up how quick you can leave the house or go to bed.   Glasses. “Readers”. I have tons of reading glasses to go with my contacts.. to ...

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Hearing loss likely but still treatable as we age

November 3, 2023

If you’re around age 85 and reading this fact, you might be nodding, “Yep, I hear that.” And indeed, the fact makes sense, given that the likelihood of hearing loss increases as we age, according to the National Institute on Aging. But with the good news that U.S. residents aged 80-plus are expected to double over the coming years, also comes the silver lining that hearing technology continues to advance right along with ...

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