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Complimentary Lunch Event: Hearing Loss and Dementia

Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lunch and Learn on the Associations between Dementia and Hearing Loss

PLUS: Free book giveaway: Stop Living in Isolation by Dr. Keith N. Darrow, Ph.D.

Treasure Valley Hearing welcomes you to join us for a special event in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. Hearing loss and dementia have been linked in numerous studies. Learn more about how taking positive steps to improve hearing wellness can reduce the risk of dementia for yourself or a loved one. If you have been putting off seeking solutions to hearing loss, it isn’t too late to take action. Please join us as we explore the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and discuss ways to slow down this process.

July 25th at 11:00 am

Location: Nampa Civic Center

311 3rd St. South

Nampa, ID

Confirm a spot for you and your guest by calling 208-938-3777

Please note that reservations are required

Speakers:

Christine Bubb, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter

Jacquie Elcox, Treasure Valley Hearing

Treasure Valley Hearing and our co-sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to welcome you to lunch. To reserve your space – and so we have enough food – please call 208-938-3777.

Are you experiencing these symptoms of hearing loss?

Do you:

  1. Have trouble understanding conversations, or have to ask people to repeat themselves?
  2. Feel more forgetful than you used to?
  3. Have difficulty processing rapid speech?

Do you know the facts about hearing loss and dementia?

Here are a few things we will be discussing at our lunch. Did you know:

  1. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States?
  2. People with untreated hearing loss are 2-5 times more likely to develop dementia?**
  3. Research supports early hearing care intervention for reduced risk of cognitive decline and better overall health?
  4. People with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking help?

If you have been putting off seeking solutions for your hearing loss, take action today. Please join us as we explore the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and discuss ways to treat and slow down this process.

This is just the start. To learn even more and hear about what you can do to protect yourself, reserve your spot to join us for this educational luncheon. Reservations are required. Call 208-938-3777 to RSVP.

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Making Better Choices During Better Hearing and Speech Month

It’s no secret, but your hearing health matters! Especially in May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It means the difference between hearing the most important parts of the conversation, such as medical information, dates, prices or can’t-miss work-related details and missing vital information. At other times it may mean not hearing every story your grandkids want to tell you about their busy days. Maybe it’s something someone wants to whisper for your ears only. Whatever your circumstances, you deserve to hear well!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Every May the hearing care community gets the word out that it’s important to focus on hearing wellness. This year professionals such as the team at Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance advocate for individuals to get their annual hearing assessment – if only to check against future testing – and to learn about hearing wellness.

Five things you can do to improve your hearing wellness

As part of your overall wellness, it’s important to focus on your hearing. That means much more than just getting your ears checked. It means investing in yourself in other ways. Here are some general dos and don’ts to consider this May:

  1. Use hearing protection – it’s key to preventing hearing loss. Avoid loud noise and if you will be around places with excessive volume, wear earplugs or other protective gear. Especially if your plans include concerts or explosives, such as fireworks. If you are not sure how loud something is, you can download a decibel app on your cellphone.
  2. Eat well and go bananas! Just as carrots are famous for helping vision, did you know that potassium is linked to auditory wellness? Other good things to eat include foods high in folic acid, such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus – and organ-meats, like liver.
  3. Don’t use Q-tips in your ears. If you grew up hearing “don’t put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears,” continue to heed that advice. The inner ear canal is sensitive.
  4. Be active. Exercise helps hearing. There’s a positive link between cardiovascular health and hearing acuity in recent studies.
  5. Know how well you hear! Make sure you have an annual hearing assessment. If you discover you have hearing loss, you aren’t alone. Some 48 million Americans1 have hearing loss. Even more have tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Don’t be afraid to address hearing loss

Untreated hearing loss is linked with higher instances of dementia and depression, and it is linked to lower household income, if untreated.1 That’s why it’s important to use hearing aids, if warranted. Hearing well makes communication easier and allows individuals to communicate with confidence.

Can’t make it in May? Hearing wellness matters all year long

While Better Hearing and Speech Month is celebrated in May, we believe your hearing wellness matters all year long. Whether you need your hearing aids cleaned or want to help with handling a loved one’s hearing loss, we’re there to help address your hearing needs. Call (208) 519-4552 to make an appointment to make a no-obligation appointment.

1 Hearing Loss Association of America.

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Educational Seminar with Lunch: Hearing Loss and Dementia

Treasure Valley Hearing welcomes you to join us for a special event in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. Hearing loss and dementia have been linked in numerous studies. Learn more about how taking positive steps to improve hearing wellness can reduce the risk of dementia for yourself or a loved one. If you have been putting off seeking solutions to hearing loss, it isn’t too late to take action. Please join us as we explore the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and discuss ways to slow down this process.

May 9th at 11:00 am

Location: Scentsy

2901 E. Pine, Room 221

Meridian, ID 83642

Reserve your spot by calling 208-938-3777

Speakers:

Christine Bubb, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter

Jacquie Elcox, Treasure Valley Hearing

Complimentary Lunch!

Treasure Valley Hearing and our co-sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to welcome you to lunch. To reserve your space – and so we have enough food – please call 208-938-3777.

Do you have a loved one with hearing loss and dementia? Are you experiencing symptoms of hearing loss?

It’s important to address symptoms of hearing loss. If you are experiencing any of the following, we hope you will make an appointment for a complimentary hearing assessment. Do you:

  • Have trouble understanding conversations, or have to ask people to repeat themselves?
  • Feel more forgetful than you used to?
  • Want to learn more about the difference between “normal aging” and dementia?
  • Have difficulty processing rapid speech?

Know the facts about hearing loss and dementia!

Here are a few things we will be discussing at our lunch. Did you know:

  • Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States?
  • People with untreated hearing loss are 2-5 times more likely to develop dementia?
  • Research supports early hearing care intervention for reduced risk of cognitive decline and better overall health?
  • People with hearing loss wait an average of seven years before seeking help?

This is just the start. To learn even more and hear about what you can do to protect yourself, reserve your spot to join us for this educational luncheon. Call 208-938-3777 to RSVP.

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Why Don’t More People Check Their Hearing on a Regular Basis?

We are always surprised that there are so many people out there who don’t hear well, but also don’t do anything about it. We are curious, why don’t more people get their hearing checked regularly? Is this supposed to be almost a duplicate paragraph of the first one?

We had to investigate:

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that there are 28 million people in the United States who are deaf or hard of hearing.

They also estimate that only about 6 million of those people wear hearing aids. That leaves approximately 22 million people who suffer from hearing loss, but aren’t doing anything about it.

It is entirely possible that they don’t even realize that they aren’t hearing well anymore, and it goes without saying that they obviously are not having their hearing checked regularly, or even at all.

Why? They have to know that they aren’t hearing everything, don’t they?

Actually, they might not. That’s the number one reason that people don’t have their hearing checked; they haven’t yet come to the realization that there is a problem. They aren’t actively refusing – they just legitimately don’t know.

Which brings us to the next reason…active denial.

These folks realize they don’t hear well, but they don’t think it actually affects them or those around them. They may think it’s not bad enough to get checked yet. They may not want to be a burden to their loved ones. They may just be refusing to face facts. In any case, they aren’t quite ready to get checked.

Cost is a large factor for many people.

They don’t think they can afford a hearing assessment and they are worried that the cost of the hearing aids will be more than they can afford. This leads to just ignoring the problem, because what does it matter if you can’t hear if you can’t pay for hearing aids? Additionally, more and more insurance companies are covering part or all of the hearing evaluation – and we do the billing for you!

The good news on this one is that we offer a complimentary initial consultation that includes a free screening.  We will bill your insurance for you. More and more insurance companies are covering part or all of the hearing evaluation.  Last but not least, we offer payment options. We are more than happy to help our clients navigate the entire process, something that not all clinics are able or willing to do.

Vanity is another big factor.

Some people just refuse to wear hearing aids because they imagine the large external devices of the last century. Luckily, there are new devices that are basically undetectable. Come on in, and we can show you just how small they come these days.

For most people, hearing loss is a gradual thing. It starts with needing the television a little louder. Or asking people to repeat themselves.

If you are experiencing this or any other sign that you might not be hearing as well as you used to, please come see us.

We’d love to help you improve your hearing and by extension, your quality of life. Give us a call and schedule a complimentary, initial consultation today.

We can’t wait to help you gain a better hearing lifestyle.  Here at Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance, we are committed to better hearing and committed to you! Contact us today and schedule an appointment.

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