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Better Brains

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month You can take care of yourself by taking care of your brain. It’s what makes you, YOU! Our brains are like any other muscle in our body; they need frequent exercise. The exciting news is that brain exercises come in a variety of forms. These include art, music, …

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One Day Without Shoes

Drop-Off Location We are excited to be a drop-off location for One Day Without Shoes. Donate new or gently used wearable footwear. Join us Wednesday, April 6 for a walk at 11:30 a.m. from the Cornhusker Bank Center on 84th and O to the People’s City Mission Help Center on 68th and P to help …

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Cochlear CoPilot

Cochlear Americas is introducing a new app for iPhone users. Cochlear CoPilot offers strategies and exercises in the brain and listening rehabilitation for new implant recipients.

Tinnitus and Equilibrium Disorders in COVID-19 Patients

As preliminary studies are released on the long term affects of COVID-19, the prevalence of otoneurologic symptoms of tinnitus and balance disorders are present, but not well investigated. Because the inner ear structures are particularly susceptible to ischemia, we are closely following the published evidence that vasculitis is one of the clinical manifestation of COVID-19. As providers, this means looking far …

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Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance

The Prevalence of Dizziness and Imbalance in those 65+is approximately 20% – 30%. As the population ages, we have a growing number of patients who commonly report feelings of unsteadiness, lightheadedness or true vertigo. These symptoms often lead to falls which can cause injury, hospitalization or disability. As the causes for these symptoms are multi-factorial, …

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Did you Know . . .

Hearing Loss Impacts Brain Function? Complete Hearing is now screening cognitive function with CogniVue – the first FDA approved digital screening tool for cognition. The Lancet, one of the top 5 medical journals in the world, finds hearing loss in midlife to be one of the largest modifiable risk factors for dementia. Simply put; treating …

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Better Hearing and Speech Month – May 2021

Better Hearing and Speech Month May 1 – Fact 1 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), disabling hearing loss affects 466 million people worldwide. The American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationNebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Read More May 2 – Fact 2 According to the Veteran Affairs research, Hearing Loss is the leading war injury current war veterans face. Read More  May …

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Changes Reported in Hearing and Tinnitus Post COVID-19

The unknown long-term health implications for people who have had COVID-19 reach beyond the respiratory system.  As we’ve seen prolonged anosmia (loss of smell), there may also be other long-term health consequences for other organ systems.  Recent studies are showing that more than 1 in 10 COVID-19 adults report a change in their hearing status, when questioned eight weeks after …

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