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When The Best Hearing Aids For The Elderly Are Not Enough, Consider This Solution
Hearing loss is a significant health concern in the United States, especially for the elderly. One in every three people 65 years of age and one in every two 75 years of age and over has hearing loss.1
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Research continues to show the direct correlation untreated hearing loss has with increased risk of dementia, depression, falls, as well as cardiovascular diseases.2 However, with significant strides made in hearing technology over the last 40 years, hearing loss no longer has to be an inevitable part of aging or something you have to live with when you should be enjoying your golden years.
Most everyone is aware of hearing aids as a solution to treat hearing loss. But, if you or your loved one has been using hearing aids for years, continuously
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CSHA Releases Video, Resource Guide To Help Parents, Others Determine Children's Language Development Status, Need For Help
The California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) has released an educational video and supporting online resource guide to help parents, medical professionals, educators and speech-language pathologists evaluate where a child is on the path to age-appropriate language skills and determine if intervention or support is needed.
The engaging seven-minute video titled "200 by Two: An Early Intervention Guide on Communication and Language Development" describes the rapid progress infants and toddlers make toward acquiring language and identifies easily observable, age-appropriate communication skills.
As its title suggests, the video pays special attention to skills typically present by age 2, which is a critical time for language and communication development.
Four key skills for gauging a 2-year-old's language development are:
•Ability to share attention with another person.
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First Integrative Neurorehabilitation™ Program In The Country Launches At Nexus Neurorecovery Center, Augmenting The Healing Process For Brain Injured Patients
Pain and stress management are hot topics in the United States. Like many healthcare providers, Nexus Neurorecovery Center has focused on alternative ways to address discomfort besides medication. With the advent of their Integrative Neurorehabilitation™ program, the post-acute brain injury rehabilitation center in Conroe, Texas is now the first provider in the country to offer a formal holistic treatment program.
Performed in conjunction with traditional therapies, Integrative Neurorehabilitation offers holistic healing strategies, including nutrition and supplementation, meditation, aromatherapy, sound therapy, yoga and healing touch. Physician Director of Rehabilitation Dr. Nelson Valena explained the goal of the new program is to offer brain injured patients more diverse therapeutic activities that can help manage their pain and even decrease the usage of certain medications.
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Nerve Stimulation + Repetitive Sounds Help Improve Hearing
Combining seizure-preventing electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones improves processing of sounds in the brain, according to new research. The discovery may provide relief for chronic ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and aid communication skills in people with autism. The first-of-its-kind study, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP), was chosen as an APSselect article for August.
Nerve cells (neurons) in the brain are tuned to respond to specific tone frequencies—similar to higher and lower notes on a musical scale—that allow people to hear.
Neurons tuned to higher tones aren’t able to respond to lower tones and vice versa.
“When someone has tinnitus, neurons respond in a hyperactive manner that causes perception of a sound that does not exist,” wrote Crystal Engineer, PhD, corresponding author of the paper. “Restoring [normal] activity in the