Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 5th 2021
In conclusion, the findings suggest that DNAm GrimAge is a strong predictor of mortality independent of genetic influences. Heart Failure Correlates with Increased Cancer Risk https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2021/07/heart-failure-correlates-with-increased-cancer-risk/ Age-related disease results from the underlying cell and tissue damage that causes aging. Different people accumulate that damage at modestly different rates, the result of lifestyle choices and exposure to infectious disease. Thus the presence of a sufficient burden of damage to produce one age-related disease will be accompanied by a ...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 4, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Age-Related Hearing Impairment Correlates with Age-Related Physical Impairment
It should not be surprising to find correlations between manifestations of age-related degeneration, even those in which it is debatable as to whether age-related condition A can contribute meaningfully to the progression of age-related condition B, as is the case for hearing loss and physical frailty. All age-related conditions and aspects of aging arise from the same set of underlying forms of cell and tissue damage. Different people accumulate that damage at somewhat different rates, due largely to lifestyle choices and environmental factors. If someone exhibits greater consequences of aging in one part of the body, the...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 2, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Zoom Fatigue and Other Symptoms of Pandemic Teaching | TAPP 73
What causesZoom fatigue and how can we prevent it? Host Kevin Patton tackles that as well as another nasty effect of pandemic teaching:stress cardiomyopathy. Plus updates insensory physiology, the value of keepingskill lists, and theBook Club recommends Chris Jarmey'sConcise Book of Muscles.00:40 | Updating Our Skill Lists01:59 | Updates in Sensory Physiology07:30 | Sponsored by AAA08:05 | Book Club: The Concise Book of Muscles12:05 | Sponsored by HAPI14:26 | Zoom Fatigue29:11 | Sponsored by HAPS30:06 | Pandemic Heart: Stress Cardiomyopathy39:48 | Staying ConnectedIf you cannot see or activate...
Source: The A and P Professor - July 14, 2020 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 20th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 19, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Hair Cells Essential to Hearing Remain Intact in Older Individuals, but Disconnected from the Brain
Hair cells are the sensors of the ear, picking up vibrations with tiny fibers that give the cells their name. Unfortunately, these cells are not replaced when lost in adult mammals. Loud noise, toxins, and some infectious diseases can cause sufficient loss of hair cells to induce deafness - a condition that currently lacks effective treatments. A sizable fraction of research into the causes of hearing loss has focused on hair cells in the ear, particularly with the growth of the regenerative medicine community. The restoration of lost cell populations is on the horizon, and hair cell regrowth is further advanced than many ...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 16, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Addressing Disparities in Senior Hearing Health Care
Discussion CDC Study Links Noisy Workplaces to Cardiovascular Disease Participant: Has there been any research that points to a decline in cognition changing the way the auditory system functions? Nieman: I think that reflects on the limitations of our traditional audiograms and reliance on pure-tone audiometry. We know that individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s are able to complete pure-tone audiometry, but higher-order processing that may be required for something like speech-in-noise testing may change for someone with cognitive impairment. Fitting hearing aids or devices for older adults with cognitive impai...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Carrie Nieman Tags: Audiology Health Care Private Practice Slider Aging and Hearing Loss audiologist disparities health literacy Hearing Aids patient-centered care Source Type: blogs

Helping Patients Select the Right Hearing-Assistive Technology
A new patient recently came into our office for a hearing technology consult. She’s a longtime hearing aid user in her 80s and she knew exactly what she wanted: hearing aids connecting directly to an iPhone. I was somewhat surprised by this and celebrated her savvy tech awareness—not to mention her coolness. Direct to iPhone—instead of requiring an additional Bluetooth bridge or streaming device to send an audio signal from the cell phone to the hearing aids—is a technology some hearing aid manufacturers have offered for a while and others recently introduced. We suspect it will soon be a standard o...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 9, 2017 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Melissa Wilson Tags: Audiology Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Hearing-Assistive Devices Are Booming
This report projects product revenue will top $13 billion by 2023. Included in the market growth estimates are diagnostic devices such as audiometers, otoscopes and tympanometers, amplification devices such as cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, behind-the-ear aids, in-the-ear aids, canal hearing aids, and receiver-in-the-ear products. In addition, researchers looked at growth by category for both analog and digital technology. Five experts in hearing-assistive technology predict where innovation is headed—and it seems much of it revolves around the device in your pocket. Hearing aids are forecast to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - February 22, 2017 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology News Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 26th 2016
This study included 647 patients 80 to 106 years of age who had audiometric evaluations at an academic medical center (141 had multiple audiograms). The degree of hearing loss was compared across the following age brackets: 80 to 84 years, 85 to 89 years, 90 to 94 years, and 95 years and older. From an individual perspective, the rate of hearing decrease between 2 audiograms was compared with age. The researchers found that changes in hearing among age brackets were higher during the 10th decade of life than the 9th decade at all frequencies for all the patients (average age, 90 years). Correspondingly, the annual rate of ...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 25, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Hearing Loss Accelerates in Later Old Age
This study included 647 patients 80 to 106 years of age who had audiometric evaluations at an academic medical center (141 had multiple audiograms). The degree of hearing loss was compared across the following age brackets: 80 to 84 years, 85 to 89 years, 90 to 94 years, and 95 years and older. From an individual perspective, the rate of hearing decrease between 2 audiograms was compared with age. The researchers found that changes in hearing among age brackets were higher during the 10th decade of life than the 9th decade at all frequencies for all the patients (average age, 90 years). Correspondingly, the annual rate of ...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 20, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Top 7 Otolaryngology EMR Software Features to Guide Your Investment
EMRs don’t exist in a vacuum: their usefulness is dependent upon optimal integration within the medical practice. Because each organization and specialty has its own unique demands which exist outside the parameters of basic EMRs, the ability to customize continues to be one of the most important features. This is particularly applicable in the field of otolaryngology where the right kind of workflow can vastly enhance productivity and profitability while the wrong kind can be a significant impediment to quality of care. There are many available EMR choices today, and identifying the one that will best meet the needs...
Source: EMR EHR Blog for Physicians - December 23, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Alok Prasad Tags: Patient Engagement Otolaryngology EMR Source Type: blogs

Correlations in Dysfunction Abound in Aging
Aging is a global phenomenon, the spiraling consequences of underlying damage that accumulate in every organ and biological system of the body concurrently. Becoming damaged is a matter of wear and tear; it is a side-effect of the operation of metabolism. Over most of life and for most people at a given age environmental factors make up the largest difference in the pace of aging from individual to individual: who takes care of their health; who becomes fat; who fails to exercise; and so forth. When compared with the differences caused by advances in medical technology, this is small change, however - not something to spen...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 25, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

What’s That Buzz? Finding a Solution for Tinnitus
By Lindsay Prusick, AuDEducation & Training Audiologist, Starkey Hearing Technologies   It affects 10 percent of Americans, no one has the same experience, and it does not discriminate. Can you guess what I am talking about? Tinnitus! The topic of tinnitus has become all the buzz.   Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears, or in the head, when no external sound is present. The sound is real, but no one except the patient hears it.    Researchers and clinicians have worked for decades to figure out the treatment or combination of treatments that can provide relief to patients with tin...
Source: R&D Blog - October 8, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

What’s That Buzz? Finding a Solution for Tinnitus
By Lindsay Prusick, AuDEducation & Training Audiologist, Starkey Hearing Technologies   It affects 10 percent of Americans, no one has the same experience, and it does not discriminate. Can you guess what I am talking about? Tinnitus! The topic of tinnitus has become all the buzz.   Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears, or in the head, when no external sound is present. The sound is real, but no one except the patient hears it.    Researchers and clinicians have worked for decades to figure out the treatment or combination of treatments that can provide relief to patients wi...
Source: R&D Blog - October 8, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs