Exposure to Loud Noise Levels Damages Ears

The WHO estimates 1.1 billion teens and young adults are putting their hearing at risk by exposing themselves to damaging sound levels from personal audio devices, bars, nightclubs, and other entertainment venues. Exposure to noise levels of 100 dB for longer than 15 minutes is not safe. Hair blow dryers and subway trains are associated with those levels!…

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Hearing Loss and Childhood Obesity

A carefully designed study of almost 1500 teens age 12-19 years has found childhood obesity to be a risk factor for elevated pure tone hearing thresholds, and a 1.85 increase in the odds of unilateral low-frequency hearing loss. These results add to the growing evidence that obesity impacts many health outcomes. PositiveTip: Bend every effort…

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Protecting Health May Also Reduce The Risk of Dementia

After following over 7200 participants for 10 years, investigators with the Canadian Study of Health and Aging examined 19 different health problems such as hearing difficulties, vision problems, arthritis, denture fit, skin issues, stomach health and more.  Findings showed that each problem reported increased dementia risk by 3.2%.  Individuasl with 8 and 12 health problems…

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