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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In Health, Hearing Health, Research, Signs & Symptoms by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Everyone knows that loud noise can damage your ears. However, there are lesser known causes of hearing loss that may surprise you. Some of these may include exposure to environmental toxins, certain medication, and smoking. However, did you know that rheumatoid arthritis has also been linked to hearing loss? What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease …

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Taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50-75%

In Age Related Hearing Loss, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

In the first year of our life our brain grow and develops by 50%. By the time we are 5 years old the brain is nearly 90% developed. However, it may come as a disappointment for many that the brain starts to decline as early as 45 years of age. If you are concerned about your cognitive health, it’s important …

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A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

In Diet, Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you ever experience a severe pain in your foot or big toe? This often signifies gout, a common and complex form of arthritis. You wouldn’t think that a condition affecting your feet would affect your hearing as well, however, recent studies have indicated a strong connection between the two conditions. What is Gout? Most typically gout manifests itself as foot …

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Maintaining an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

In Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Do you remember the hearing aids your grandparents used to wear? If so, you likely think of hearing aids as bulky, cumbersome, and subject to feedback. However, like all technology, hearing aids have come quite a long way in the past 20 years. The old analog technology of hearing aids is now replaced with sleek digital hearing aids which offer …

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A Healthy diet may stave off age-related hearing loss

In Health, Hearing Health by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing loss affects many people in the United States. It is clearly one of the country’s invisible public health concerns. The majority of hearing loss is irreversible. However, some can be avoided. Noise-induced hearing loss, for example, can be reduced by employing healthy hearing strategies such as avoiding dangerously loud places, being aware of excessively loud listening conditions, and wearing …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Health, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Is there someone in your life who you feel is having trouble remembering times you’ve spent together in the past, or even how to do everyday tasks? In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease which means the odds that someone close to you is dealing with …

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How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

In Diet, Health by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Brain health is critical for the various functions that allow us to live and navigate life independently. Cognitive abilities including remembering, decision making, completing tasks, organizing etc. are essential to daily living. As people age there is a range of changes- physical and cognitive – that occur naturally. These changes can be accelerated by various medical conditions, unhealthy behaviors, and …