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8 Signs It Is Time To Try Hearing Aids

8 Signs It Is Time To Try Hearing Aids

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hearing loss is a reduction or absence of sound sensitivity resulting from damage to the inner ear caused by illness, injury, old age, genetics, or other reasons. Hearing loss is categorized into several types depending on the extent and presence of symptoms. Some common forms include sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and conductive hearing loss (CHL).

Approximately 430 million people require rehabilitation for ‘disabling’ hearing loss. This number is expected to nearly double to 700 million by 2050. Most older individuals will experience some hearing impairment during their lifetime. Although they can often adapt to these losses, a lack of awareness can cause serious issues.

Let's look at eight signs alerting you that it might be time to seek hearing aid services.

10 Easy Ways To Turn Your Housework Into a Workout

10 Easy Ways To Turn Your Housework Into a Workout

Do you find yourself struggling to fit in a workout? If so, you are not alone. It can be hard to find time to exercise when you are busy with work and family obligations. Fortunately, there are easy ways that you can sneak in some extra exercise while you are doing other things around your home!

This blog post will discuss several tips to help you get moving while you clean up around the house!

Getting Started With Medicare: Medicare Advantage Plans

Getting Started With Medicare: Medicare Advantage Plans

 

Some Medicare beneficiaries want more healthcare benefits than Original Medicare can offer, even with Medigap supplemental policies. Medicare Advantage Plans (sometimes known as Medicare Part C) fill this need by providing more benefits for beneficiaries who agree to extra costs and less flexibility.

The Medicare Advantage Alternative

Offered by private insurance companies, Medicare Advantage Plans provide Part A and Part B coverage as an alternative to Original Medicare. Medicare pays a fixed amount to these insurers for each beneficiary enrolled in their plans but requires these companies to follow specific rules. These rules allow the companies flexibility to offer more services. However, to do this, they may handle out-of-pocket costs differently and impose certain restrictions on enrollees.

The Importance of Warming up Before Exercising

The Importance of Warming up Before Exercising

Warming up before working out is not just important. Rather, it can be considered "crucial". Whether for time constraints or simple laziness, it can be easy to want to skip a proper warm-up prior to exercising. Before you skip another warm-up, think twice.  Below is a list of reasons to back up this statement. You will never want to miss a good warm-up session again.

Getting Started With Medicare: Medigap Plugs the Holes

Getting Started With Medicare: Medigap Plugs the Holes

 

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) offers many benefits, but it has some "gaps." The most prominent gap is there is no limit on out-of-pocket expenses, which encompass deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance.

Medigap to the Rescue

One way to fill many of these gaps is through a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy (also known as Medigap) sold by private insurers. Medigap policies come in several different versions but must adhere to strict government standards. These standards allow easier comparisons between policies and protect consumers from unscrupulous insurers.

10 Tips To Prepare for Your First 5K Run at 50+

10 Tips To Prepare for Your First 5K Run at 50+

Are you looking to get into running? If so, you're in luck! In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to prepare for your first 5K run. Running can be a great way to stay healthy and fit as you age, but it's important to take things slow in order to avoid injury. We will discuss some basic tips for beginners, as well as some more advanced techniques that can help improve your performance. Let's get started!

The Consequences of a Fall

The Consequences of a Fall

It's no secret that older adults are at a higher risk for falls. In fact, falls are one of the leading causes of injury in adults over 65. Falling can have painful consequences, both physically and emotionally. If you're an older adult, it's important to take steps to prevent falls and protect yourself from potential injuries. In this blog post, we will discuss the dangers of falling and offer some tips for staying safe.