Healthy Hearing Can Help You Live Longer

4 Surprising Ways Better Hearing Can Help You Live Longer

In the office the other day, we were talking about segment “Today” did back in January on the benefits of working into retirement.

They cited advantages like living longer, keeping your brain fit, reducing isolation and depression, and reinforcing identity.

The more we talked about it, the more we saw parallels between working into retirement and better hearing. It’s probably no surprise to you, but healthy hearing goes hand in hand with being able to do your best at work, too!

Fun fact:

A 2007 study by the Better Hearing Institute found that workers are most affected by hearing loss during phone calls and conversations with co-workers. Conversely, nearly 7 in 10 participants reported improvements in their ability to communicate effectively when they used hearing aids. For jobs where communication is critical, treating hearing loss can pay dividends.

Living Longer

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Foods that support your hearing health

3 Nutritious Recipes That Support Healthy Hearing

National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to try out these nutritious, hearing-healthy recipes.

March is National Nutrition Month — ready to decorate your plate with something festive and fresh? We’ve brought together some nutrient-rich recipes packed with foods that provide a solid foundation for hearing health.   Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Research shows those with diabetes are more likely to have a hearing loss. This recipe with sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and beans is perfect for those with diabetes or those concerned about hearing health.   Ingredients (serves 4)

4 medium sweet potatoes 2 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (four-inch) sprig fresh rosemary 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained white beans 6 cups spinach, trimmed and cut into ribbons Juice of 1/4 orange Salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. …

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Help your heart, help your hearing

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Ideas

Celebrate American Heart Month with heart-healthy snack recipes that also help your hearing.

Why is a hearing care provider talking to you about American Heart Month? Because hearing health is strongly linked to heart health! Problems with your heart affect the blood supply to your ears — a key component of your hearing. So we’ve put together a list of our favorite heart-healthy snack recipes to get you through this important month.

10 Heart-Healthy Snack Recipes

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie Protein, fiber, antioxidants, vegetables — it doesn’t get much more heart healthy than this powerhouse blueberry and yogurt smoothie, and prep time is minimal. It’s good for a snack or even for a light breakfast.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa What’s the Big Game without the big snacks, right? But all too often, those snacks come with a heaping helping of sodium, which can lead to high …

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Take Control of Your Hearing, Take Control of Your Health

Guide to Men’s Hearing Health

There are countless things that can contribute to poor hearing health, from aging to loud noise, but one you may not be aware of is gender. A recent study found that the odds of hearing loss are 5.5 times greater in men than in women.

In honor of Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, we’ve put together this guide to men’s hearing health. We’ll touch on different health topics, how they relate to your hearing, and what you can do to keep your hearing healthy.

Hearing and Overall Health

Age-related hearing loss affects more than 60 percent of U.S. adults older than 70 years of age, and it has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization, decreased quality of life, and increased risk of functional and cognitive decline. The onset of hearing loss is gradual, with prevalence tripling from the age …

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