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Michele Ahlman
Hearing and vision impairment and the 5-year incidence of falls in older adults

Hearing and vision impairment and the 5-year incidence of falls in older adults

Vision and hearing loss occurring simultaneously is common in older adults.  Recent studies indicate that individuals with Duel Sensory Impairment – a common condition in older adults with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions - are at an increased risk of falling. One 2016 study, published in the peer reviewed journal Age and Aging, analyzed the records of 1,478 adults over the age of 55 and found that those with Duel Sensory Impairment (hearing loss and vision loss) were more than two times likely to suffer the debilitating consequences of a fall.  The conclusions of the Australian researchers were that adults over...

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Michele Ahlman
Hearing Loss and the Risk of Falling

Hearing Loss and the Risk of Falling

Falling is a devastating condition in older individuals. One slip on the ice or tumble in a slippery bathtub can lead to an extended hospital stay, or worse yet, long term residency in an assistive living center.  One known risk factor associated with the risk of falling is hearing loss. That is, a hearing loss is a red flag for a risk for falling. 

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How Selena Gomez changed our lives

Music had always formed a soundtrack to every single memory in my life. I listened to Glenn Miller with my grandpa, “Rocked around the Clock” with my parents, went to Summerfest every single year to catch the Violent Femmes, and played bass in my own heavy metal band called Suffocate. I even remember the Whitney … Continue reading How Selena Gomez changed our lives → The post How Selena Gomez changed our lives appeared first on Clear Sounds.

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Turn It Down!! (Set Volume Limits and Save Your Child’s Hearing)

Did you know that 15% of children between the ages of 6 and 19 have a measurable hearing loss in at least one ear. The biggest culprit? Loud sound filtering through tiny  earbuds, directly into their tiny ears. So, how can you protect your kids? Turn down the volume! For good. If your child uses … Continue reading Turn It Down!! (Set Volume Limits and Save Your Child’s Hearing) → The post Turn It Down!! (Set Volume Limits and Save Your Child’s Hearing) appeared first on Clear Sounds.

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