By Barbara Weinstein, PhD
Barbara Weinstein’s “Downstream Consequences of Aging” appears bi-monthly at
HearingHealthMatters.org. Reprinted with Permission.
It is now well accepted that life expectancy is improving, the population of older individuals is increasing, the length of time spent as an older adult is on the rise and prevalence of multimorbidity is growing (Cha, Seo, & Sok, 2012). These demographic shifts have given rise to several important initiatives within the field of geriatrics which should inform our work with older adults.
By John Niekraszewicz
A number of studies show that Canadians want to be financially independent and able to provide for their family, but do not have a financial plan or business exit plan. Putting a plan in place with time tested strategies that are easy to implement will help you create a framework for financial success.
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We use earplugs to protect from office noise and get a good night’s sleep.
By Dominic Peter Power
Honorary, Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne
“Never put anything smaller than your elbow into your ear” is something we’ve been wisely cautioned against at some stage or another. But more of us are ignoring this advice.
Fifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes. The newly discovered genes will provide insights into the causes of hearing loss in humans, say scientists from MRC Harwell, who led the analysis by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC).
The study, published in Nature Communications, tested 3,006 strains of ‘knock-out’ mice for signs of hearing loss. ‘Knock-out’ mice have one gene from their genome inactivated, which helps researchers to uncover the functions of that gene. The IMPC aims to generate a ‘knock-out’ mouse for every gene in the mouse genome.
Originally Published on September 25, 2017
Back to Basics | October 2017 Hearing Review. Reprinted with Permission
By Marshall Chasin, AuD
Since the beginning of my audiology career I have heard many of my hard-of-hearing patients comment that at around 3 PM they hit the wall and need a nap. This comment is usually brought up in a social context, but rarely is this ever mentioned or discussed relative to the audiology clinic.