Snoring: Nothing to Joke About

People who snore are often the brunt of jokes, but this serious condition is no laughing matter. Chronic snoring is a real problem that can cause relationship tension, drowsiness and fatigue, and lead to lapses in memory and concentration. Often, it’s an indication of a serious health disorder such as sleep apnea.

If you are a snorer, you’re not alone. Forty-five percent of adults snore occasionally, while twenty-five percent are considered habitual snorers. Snoring can affect people of all ages regardless of sex, though it is more frequent in men and those who are overweight.

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. Originally created in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in 1986 President Reagan issued a formal proclamation designating May as the official month to heighten public awareness about hearing loss and speech disorders. The goal of Better Hearing & Speech Month is to encourage people to take action if they believe there might be a problem with their hearing or speech.

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Sporting Events Can Damage Your Hearing

The Seattle Seahawks made the news in 2013 – not just for their stellar play on the field. They laid claim to a more dubious distinction that year by setting a new Guinness World Record for crowd noise.

Not once, but twice.

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Dramatic lifestyle improvement found in patients who start using hearing devices

Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss: depression, anxiety and social isolation. There are positive impacts associated with hearing solutions, as well. A study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) supplies overwhelming data about how much of a difference hearing devices can make.

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Recent Research Findings Prove Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health

Several recent studies reveal a clear link between hearing loss and dementia. While cognitive disorders were once believed to be primarily linked to the natural aging process, new research shows other factors – including hearing loss – significantly affect cognitive health. Recent studies have also proven a correlation between the severity of hearing loss and the risk factor for developing a cognitive disorder. The good news? Additional research has shown that diseases like Alzheimer’s can be delayed or prevented with some simple practices.

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