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    1. Can My Hearing Loss Be Reversed?

      Losing your hearing can be an inconvenience -- sometimes a major one that makes you worry. While some forms of hearing loss aren’t reversible, many are. But how does it stack up? Earwax helps clean and protect the ears. Normally, your ears will clear it out on their own. If you use cotton swabs to c

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    2. Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication

      If you’re living with hearing loss, conversations can be a challenge. But sometimes “the most effective aids are small lifestyle changes,” says Rosellen Reif, a counselor in Raleigh, N.C., who helps people with physical disabilities.  Here are some things that can help. Ask for a heads up. Have love

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    3. Bells and Whistles: The Latest in Hearing Aid Tech

      Modern hearing-aid technology can help you hear what you want to hear when you want to hear it. Many devices have features that hearing aid wearers would never have dreamed of 50 or even 20 years ago. Your basic hearing aid and cochlear implant are still essential for better hearing. It's the bells

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    4. How to Handle the Emotions of Hearing Loss

      People who start to lose their hearing know it can have a big impact on life, but they may be surprised by the way it can affect their emotions. They might feel helpless or depressed, and get angry or frustrated. The same is true for parents of a child who has hearing loss. All are normal reactions.

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    5. Elderly Benefit From Intensive BP Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows. "These findings have substantial implications for the

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    6. 25M Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests. In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision prob

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    7. Ability to 'Smell' Food Tastes Can Lessen With Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests. Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, resea

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    8. Poor Vision and Bad Falls Plague Many Seniors

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American seniors have severe vision impairment, and with it comes the risk of a fall that could lead to disability, a new report finds. About 2.8 million seniors are thought to have severe vision impairment -- def

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    9. Seniors' Worsening Depression May Predict Dementia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests. The Dutch study can't prove cause-and-effect, and certainly not every depressed senior is headed for dementia

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    10. Could a Cellular Tweak 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the findin

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