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Both Hearing & Vision Loss May Double Dementia Risk

Losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but a new study says losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. The research is published in the April 7, 2021, online issue of “Neurology,” the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences May Be Associated with Increased Risk for Chronic Disease

The study notes that two forms of early life toxic stress that can potentially impact the health of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing are language deprivation (insufficient access to direct child–caregiver communication during the critical period of language development) and communication neglect (ongoing or recurrent exclusion from indirect family communication and incidental learning).

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Widex Launches Moment Hearing Device

The Widex Moment platform achieves this hearing experience by leveraging two distinct signal pathways. The ‘classic’ Widex signal pathway is paired with a second ultra-fast signal pathway that adds extra gearing to the platform, the company says.

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Competing in the New Era of Hearing Healthcare Part 2: Differentiating a Practice with Comorbidity Screening, Monitoring, and Diagnostics

A differentiation strategy does not occur by accident. This discussion focuses on differentiating a practice with screening for comorbid conditions related to hearing loss, using close and regular monitoring of your patients’ status, and the use of an up-to-date and evidence-based approach to diagnostic assessment.

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