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Hearing Aids improve cognitive performance.Hearing Aids improve cognitive performance
Posted: 13th May 2016

New research to be published soon in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found that participants who wore hearing aids performed better on cognitive tests than participants with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids..

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World expert says using hearing aids could help fight dementia.World expert says using hearing aids could help fight dementia
Posted: 18th February 2016

Professor Frank Lin is a world expert on hearing loss and cognitive decline, and he is Professor of geriatric medicine and otolaryngology at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He recently spoke about the implications of hearing loss and our thinking abilities at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington. “Treating hearing loss could potentially help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia” said Lin.

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Hearing Aids helps keep your brain healthy!So you think lipreading is easy?
Posted: 16th December 2015

Hearing loss is a very common health condition: it is the third most common health condition in adults, and the most common in people aged over 70!
A lot of people think that it is easy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to learn to lipread… but the video below demonstrates clearly that lipreading is not easy… and often impossible!

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Hearing Aids helps keep your brain healthy!Hearing Aids helps keep your brain healthy!
Posted: 5th November 2015

A French study has confirmed for the first time that using hearing aids slows down the rate of cognitive decline for people with hearing loss. Cognitve decline includes things like memory and concentration.

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1 in 6 adults reports difficulty hearing1 in 6 adults reports difficulty hearing
Posted: 1st October 2015

One in six U.S. adults ages 18 and older reports trouble hearing without a hearing aid, according to new results from a nationally representative survey looking at hearing and hearing loss.

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BBC apologises after suggesting a partially deaf Tory MP had fallen asleepBBC apologises after suggesting a
partially deaf Tory MP had fallen asleep.
Posted: 17th September 2015

The BBC The BBC has apologised after circulating a picture of Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke listening to a speaker in the House of Commons with his eyes closed and suggesting he was asleep.

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The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D. launched the Mind Your Hearing campaign in Trinity College on September 14th.Minister Launches Mind Your Hearing Campaign
Campaign aims to reduce the time people delay in addressing their hearing loss.
Posted: 15th September 2015

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D. launched the Mind Your Hearing campaign in Trinity College on September 14th.

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PRESS RELEASE
Adult hearing loss a major health issue
Posted: 14th September 2015

A campaign to tackle acquired hearing loss in adults was launched today by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.

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Save The Date: September 14th 2015
Minister for Health will formally launch the Mind Your Hearing Campaign
Uploaded: 4th September 2015

On Monday 14th of September, at 2.00pm Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, T.D., will formally launch the Mind Your Hearing Campaign in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin.

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Some Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss
Uploaded:1st September 2015

Even a slight hearing loss can have a negative impact on the ability to work, socialise and enjoy life. Research on people with hearing loss and their families and friends has shown

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Think you have acquired a Hearing Loss? Act now! Before your brain gets reorganised!
Uploaded:1st September 2015

We have known for some years now that hearing loss is associated with increased risk of hearing loss and increased rates of cognitive decline. Now evidence is beginning to emerge that if we don’t take action early…

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A UK survey reveals almost half of patients diagnosed with hearing loss don’t receive treatment
Uploaded:1st September 2015

A recent survey reveals an urgent need for better awareness, diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, a condition that affects approximately 10 million people in the UK. The survey found that

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Hearing Loss associated with more hospital stays in older age…
Uploaded:1st September 2015

Older adults with hearing loss are more likely than peers with normal hearing to require hospitalisation and suffer from periods of inactivity and depression, according to results of a new study by experts at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Working in noisy environments is more stressful for people with hearing loss…
Uploaded:1st September 2015

People with reduced hearing are more affected by noise than previously thought. Teachers, health personnel and other occupations where being able to hear and converse with others is particularly important are most affected.

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