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Want to improve your mood? Check your hearing

The link between untreated hearing loss and depression has been well established.

October includes two important days dedicated to the promotion of good mental health: National Depression Screening Day (today, October 6) and World Mental Health Day (October 10).

But the truth is, mental health—and hearing loss—are things we should be talking about year-round.

Below is a link to a press release issued by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).

Alzheimer's and hearing loss: Is there a connection?

Treating hearing loss should be a healthcare priority. Here’s why:

Evidence of the link between unaddressed hearing loss and impaired memory and cognitive function is quickly mounting. And many experts suspect that treating hearing loss early could potentially have a protective effect.

What's your reason?

It’s always good to take time to remember the things that make our hearing such a gift.

Here are five more to add to our growing list of reasons to protect your hearing and treat hearing loss: http://ow.ly/lVxL302xr2R

What’s your reason?

Enjoy summer concert season right

With at least another month-and-a-half left of summer concert season, we thought it would be a good time to remind music lovers to pack the earplugs. It’s an easy and smart way to make sure you can enjoy those tunes for years to come.

Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test

Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test.

That's right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you keep brushing off that suspected hearing loss of yours, your cognition may pay.

Want to Improve Your Mood? Check Your Hearing

Washington, DC, October 6, 2016—Many factors contribute to good mental health, and addressing hearing loss is one of them, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is raising awareness of the link between untreated hearing loss and depression for National Depression Screening Day on October 6 and World Mental Health Day on October 10.

Link to Memory, Cognitive Function Elevates Urgency of Treating Hearing Loss

Link to memory, cognitive function elevates urgency of treating hearing loss
 
Washington, DC, September 16, 2016—A growing body of research links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function, raising the significance of hearing health to overall cognitive health, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).

5 More Reasons to Protect Your Hearing and Treat Hearing Loss

What’s your reason?

Here are five more reasons to protect your hearing and treat hearing loss. What’s yours?

  1. The chorus of frogs on a summer evening

  2. The sound of the ice-cream truck heading up the block

  3. The soft words of a close friend quietly confiding in you

  4. When your cell phone is on silent and you can’t hear it vibrating on your desk—but everyone else can

  5. So you never miss that special secret your grandchild whispers just to you

Enjoy Summer Concert Season Right and Pack the Earplugs, BHI Advises

Washington, DC, July 19, 2016—Bringing earplugs to that next concert is more than a good idea, it should be a must, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Research shows that earplugs not only help music-lovers avoid post-concert “ringing in the ears” (tinnitus), but also the temporary hearing loss that comes after exposure to loud music or noise.

8 Rousing Reasons to Put a Hearing Test at the Top of Your “Done” List

Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

No matter what your age, untreated hearing loss can take its toll. The catch is, hearing loss is stealthy. It’s usually hard to notice at first. In fact, it tends to come on so gradually that it tricks you into oblivion. Then it robs you of more than you realize, sooner than you realize.