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               a health risk time bomb  Hearing Loss  Your Guide to the Facts Based on recent research, learn about the so...
Table of Contents Foreword ..................................................................................................
Pain-relieving medications increase risk ..............................................................16 Obesity  women a...
Foreword HEARING LOSS IS a national health-care crisis. The scope is enormous, altering the lives of millions of Americans...
Introduction HOW BIG IS the hearing-loss problem in the United States   Large and growing Almost two-thirds of Americans a...
The conclusion     About 30 million Americans, or 12.7  of the population, have hearing loss in both ears.     This number...
Types of Hearing Loss HEARING LOSS CAN develop at any age and is classified the following three ways   Sensorineural Damag...
Causes of Hearing Loss LET   S SURVEY the top eight.  Natural loss of hearing with aging Called presbycusis, this type of ...
Radiation for head-and-neck cancer This type of cancer, the sixth most common type worldwide, can cause hearing loss. The ...
Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss TRY THIS  Ask yourself the following 11 questions developed by the National Institutes ...
Consequences of Hearing Loss DIFFICULT COMMUNICATION, changes in self-perception, and less personal safety affect everyone...
Cacioppo, Ph.D., the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago  and Director...
Other Effects of Hearing Loss on Well-Being OVER THE LAST decade, there   s been a significant increase in research on hea...
Cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer s disease Cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer s disease Research at John...
    SOURCES AND RESOURCES      Hearing loss and dementia linked in study    www.eurekalert.org pub_releases 2011-02 jhmi-h...
Summary of research     People with diabetes should get their hearing tested.    Our study found a strong and consistent l...
Obesity  women and adolescents  Researchers uncovered a relationship between high, body-mass index values and the risk of ...
    A history of hospitalization in the past year  23.8  vs 18.7  .     More hospitalizations per year  1.5 compared to 1....
Solutions  Digital Hearing Instruments FOR THE VAST majority of people with sensorineural hearing loss, digital hearing in...
on your hearing instruments with your cell phone. You can also stream audio from an MP3 player, computer, or TV for a much...
Why Choose Us  1. Trust We re a nonprofit, 501  c  3 , a status that distinguishes us in communication health care.  We fo...
4. No deceptive advertising You won t run into any advertisements from us exclaiming, Wanted  30 people with hearing loss ...
Our Team of Audiologists Skill. Enthusiasm. Patience. Dedication. This is how our team of audiologists fulfills our commun...
Christina Woodall, M.S., CCC-A Romeoville office    630-633-5060   cwoodall sertomacenter.org    I made the decision to be...
Advocate Help us reach others Now that you know the risky consequences of hearing loss     and the benefits of digital hea...
Resources To learn about hearing screenings Visit our website  To schedule a free, hearing screening Call 708-599-9500  Fo...
References 1 in 5 Americans has hearing loss. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from    http   www.eurekalert.org pub_releases 2011...
Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults. Retrieved February 18, 2014, from http   www.eurekalert.org pub_releas...