Hearing Health

08Aug 2016

We have written frequently about the connection between staying active and brain health. Long term studies show those people that are active and engaged as they age are less likely to develop cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s. Not all of us are in a position to run like the athletes featured in the video below. Another […]

24Mar 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease is in the news frequently these days. We have a large population entering a stage of life where the disease is more likely to strike and the care can be quite costly. The cause and cure are yet unknown. All of us have known someone whose family has been impacted by the disease. […]

01Oct 2015

For researcher Frank Lin of Johns Hopkins University, untreated hearing loss is a major public health concern as our population is aging. Dr. Lin has been researching the relationship between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and brain function changes for years. He concentrates on three areas of interest: The consequences of hearing loss in the aging […]

10Sep 2015

Hearing difficulties impact the quality of communication and communication difficulties can impact our work performance. These difficulties limit opportunities for career advancement and in some cases termination. In a study of more than 40,000 households, the Better Hearing Institute concluded that people with untreated hearing loss lose up to $30,000 in annual income. There are […]

09Jan 2015

Extensive research studies link hearing loss to a variety of health issues like cardiovascular disease, brain tissue loss and sleep apnea, among others. There are other, more subtle, mental health issues linked to hearing loss that are frequently unrecognized or seen as independent from hearing issues: declining confidence, depression, and social isolation. These issues, if […]

11Sep 2014

Hearing loss is very common as people age. This loss can affect how we interact with friends, family, and even simple tasks as we go about our daily lives.  A leading researcher locally at Johns Hopkins Medical Center has studied the connection between hearing loss and dementia. “The general perception is that hearing loss is […]

04Jun 2014

Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program has students in RIT/NTID and UR programs. A website is now available detailing the partnership between Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester that helps deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue graduate degrees in science programs. The Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program, established this year with a […]