The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

People are social creatures. We thrive when surrounded and interacting with other people. However as we age it becomes more difficult to stay social. Social contact can be just as effective as exercise at improving your mood and quality of life. If you aren’t maintaining social interactions on a daily basis, you may be putting yourself at risk for depression …

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is common as we age. In fact, it is the 3rd most chronic ailment among older adults in the US with approximately 48 million Americans suffering from the condition. Experts estimate that about one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have some hearing loss. Among those older than 75, an estimated one out of …

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

The New Year is here and with it comes the regular declarations of New Year’s resolutions.  While you may plan to spend more time exploring hobbies, traveling more or spending more time with family, it’s important that your health is in order first.  Hearing loss is the 3rd most common ongoing illness in the United States.  While hearing loss is …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Health, Hearing Loss

According to a recent study people diagnosed with osteoporosis have almost twice the risk of developing hearing loss as those without the bone-fragile skeletal disease. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones to the point where they can break all too easily. Most often, it affects the bones in the hip, backbone (spine), and wrists. Osteoporosis is …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Health, Hearing Loss

When hearing loss starts to surface, it can be devastating, forever changing the way a person interacts with the world around them. Often, hearing loss may be a symptom or outcome of other, more serious health issues known as comorbidities. Comorbidities is a common medical term referring to one or more diseases or conditions that occur along with another condition …

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for senior Americans. The aftermath can mean a sense of danger which impacts a seniors’ safety and independence. Falls can lead to an enormous economic as well as personal cost. Seniors who have injured themselves in a fall usually limit their activities and this can lead to a growing feeling …

The Experience of Hearing Aids

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS hearing aid, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

If you’ve made the decision to become fitted with a new pair of hearing aids, then Congratulations! You are past one of the biggest hurtles of hearing loss! When you first start wearing your hearing aids, there is inevitably a bit of an adjustment period. The first few days with your new devices are essential to your success with your …

7 Reasons People Don’t Get Treated for Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects many people all across the world, so why do so few seek treatment? Per the World Health Organization, approximately 466 million people worldwide have some kind of hearing loss, and that number is only expected to rise as years go by. This means that auditory disabilities aren’t that uncommon. With all these people suffering, though, why do …

How to Face Your Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a complicated and scary thing that’s hard for many to come to terms with. Hearing loss affects approximately 5% of the world’s population. Though it is a widespread condition, you would think it would be easier for people to accept when they have it. That’s not always true, though, as many can struggle with acknowledging the reality …