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  • 01:01

    Hearing Loss and Brain Health: What’s the Connection?

    in Health

    Recent research findings indicate that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal. It has been reported that as many as 27 million Americans over age 50, including two-thirds of men and women aged 70 years and older, suffer from some form of hearing loss. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, close to 8 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing loss. A study last year from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging reported that people with hearing loss have accelerated brain tissue loss, possibly contributing to a decline in memory and other cognitive function.

    Also of concern is the fact that only 15 percent of those who need a hearing aid get one, leaving much of the problem and its consequences untreated. Diminished hearing can impact can impact conversation with family members and health care professionals, but what if untreated hearing loss could also impact the diagnosis of dementia?

    Join my guest, Dr Lindsey Jorgensen, Audiologist, and Assistant Professor Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Arts & Sciences, University of South Dakota, as we discuss hearing, cognition, and communication. To learn more about speech, language and hearing health or to locate an audiolgist or speech-language pathologist, visit: www.asha.org

    Listen, learn, and join the discussion. Call toll free: (888) 787-5265 or SKYPE

  • 00:56

    Helping Children with Autism Become More Social

    in Family

    This week we discuss a topic that is extremely important to many parents of young kids with autism, social skills and ability. Most parents are familiar with the social challenges faced by our kids on the spectrum but not everyone knows helpful strategies that will support better social function. This week, host Rob Haupt is pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged.

    Dr. Ann Densmore, Ed.D. CCC SLP/A, certified speech pathologist and audiologist and author of Helping Children with Autism Become More Social: 76 Ways to Use Narrative Play and author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged (Harvard Medical School and Jossey-Bass, 2011). Director of Child Talk in Lexington, MA. Ann Densmore has been a speech and language consultant at public and private schools or more than 30 years. Ann holds an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Ed.D. in Education with a specialization in child discourse from Clark University. She is board-certified in speech and language pathology and audiology. Ann swims Walden Pond every morning (when it’s not iced over) and enjoys long bike rides with her friends. She also loves photography, swimming with Cambridge New England Masters at Harvard University, and taking walks with her Portuguese Water Dog, Map. http://www.child-talk.com/ Twitter: @AnnDensmore

    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 00:32

    Spotlighting CEO/Founder/Host of SpiritSoul Radio Network-Diandra Smith-Hall

    in Spirituality

    Diandra Smith-Hall is CEO, Founder, Host of SpiritSoul Radio Network affectionately known as SPSN, Independent Consultant of Paparazzi by Diandra [jewelry & accessories], and newly added Manager to Model Lovely Mela [Me-La]. Wife to Mr. Kelvin Hall, Mother of two Jocelyn and Jeremiah Hall. Though she wears many hats she always says “I cannot do anything without the LORD”.  Many say she is an online “Self-help, Preacher-Evangelist” that is real and can be related to. She will tell you she is just a “Daughter of God” that just chose to obey. A reachologist she has touched 48,000+ listeners, and 58,000+ viewers in just a 2yr 5 month span of airing online. To hear her laugh, and see her smile is a true testimony that anyone can overcome the blows that life may bring. She was told at a young age that she would be totally deaf due to inner-nerve damage in both ears by the time she would hit her teens. Now, being 36 years of age she is healed and wears no hearing aids this has been confirmed by a Audiologist. While in middle school she received her GED, and though was told she would not be able to go to any college she wanted due to having a GED she proved them wrong and attended Strayer University [Business Administration Major], and Northern Virginia Community College in Loudon, Virginia Liberal Arts, and General Studies Major. Before her 30’s, both of her parents passed away, she knows what it is like to not have your parents. She also, knows too well what it is like to live with a loved one who has PTSD in which her Father was a Vietnam Veteran.  It is Diandra’s goal to reach those that are hurting right where they are through all the avenues God opens such as radio, mentoring, writing, social media, and with just her life to show that you can be more than a conqueror if you just hold onto GOD. 

  • 01:00

    Beth speaks with Dorinne Davis about sound-based therapies

    in Spirituality

    Considered the world's foremost sound-based therapist, Dorinne Davis is the President/Founder of Davis Centers, Inc., whose mission is to make positive change through sound. While able to benefit all people, her Centers’ main focus is on women’s wellness challenges, autism, auditory processing disorders and energy medicine. She is the author of five books, The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link; Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy; Every Day a Miracle: Success Stories with Sound Therapy®; Otitis Media: Coping with the Effects in the Classroom; and A Parent's Guide to Middle Ear Infections. Ms. Davis is credentialed in 20 different sound-based therapies and her background as an audiologist, educator and sound therapist provides the foundation to The Davis Centers' unique holistic approach. Ms. Davis is also an international speaker in the field of sound therapy.

  • 00:29

    Ear it Out: Understanding Hearing Loss

    in Health

    eCareDiary will interview Dr. Noreen Gibbens, Lead Audiologist at Hi HealthInnovations (A UnitedHealth Group company), about what causes hearing loss and medical devices used to assist those grappling with the issue.

  • 00:22

    Is Hearing Loss and Dementia Connected?

    in Health

    eCareDiary will speak to Dr. Noreen Gibbons, Lead Audiologist at hi HealthInnovations (A UnitedHealth Group company), about factors that connect hearing loss with dementia among seniors.

  • 00:25

    Interview with Maura Chippendale - Audiologist

    in Health

    Doctors of the USA presents Maura Chippendale, M.Ed., FAAA, Board Certified in Audiology. Today's episode will be about audiology, hearing impairment and hearing aid.   Maura Chippendale received her Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Georgia in 1984 and her Masters of Education degree in Audiology from the University of Georgia in 1985.  She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech and Hearing Association in 1986.  Ms. Chippendale worked for an ENT group in Macon, Georgia from 1985 until 1988.  She relocated to southwest Florida and joined Audiology Consultants of Southwest Florida in 1988.   Doctors of the USA Radio is also available on iTunes! You can subscribe and download FREE podcasts there, just go to this link - http://bit.ly/doctorsoftheusaitunes

  • 00:33

    Cowboy Wisdom NLI Radio

    in Self Help

    Dr. Paula Goodman- Liebeskind aka "Dr. Paula" is my guest with A. Bel Audiology Associates. As we discuss the issue of snoring with a friend one day when it dawned on her: The custom made ear plugs she designs and makes for her musician patients--ones that mold to the inner ear and completely block out sound--may also work to block out the irritating sound of a snorer. Dr. Paula says "My friend--whose husband is a chronic snorer-- was ecstatic and wanted a pair of the ear plugs right way. I knew I could solve a huge problem for many of my patients who lose sleep night after night sleeping next to a snorer".
    Dr. Paula has now included the custom anti-snoring ear plugs in her line of products at her office in Pembroke Pines, Florida. "I feel good knowing that I can help save marriages with a simple, non -evasive device. The great part is that you do not have to rely on the snorer to fix the problem, this is something you can do own your own and finally get a good night's rest". says Dr. Paula.
    Dr. Paula for interviews, email her at Abelaudio@aol.com Website: http://www.abelaudio.com

  • 00:24

    What Did You Say? Hearing Loss and What to Do.

    in Education

    Dr. Judy Curtin, WCU’s Board Certified Audiologist and professor, shares her wisdom about hearing loss and noise exposure and what could happen if hearing loss goes untreated.  Also, learn how to cope with the older parent and navigate the cost of care and the limitations of hearing aids.  Lastly, gain insight in how to access the free clinic for staff, students, and community members who are 70 years of age or older.  

  • 00:31

    LLN Reports: Looking for customers over 40?

    in Business

    Catherine Johns and Michele Rempel interview Dr. Linda Remensnyder of Hearing Associates, P.C.   Dr. Linda Remensnyder is an Audiologist and the owner of Hearing Associates, P.C., with 3 offices in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.    Watch the video interview at: http://youtu.be/do-LhynJn5w   For more information on Hearing Associates, PC: http://www.hearingdoc.com   Sponsored by:   Making you more Magnetic - http://www.catherinejohns.com Simplifying Social Media - http://www.mediavinemarketing.com

  • 00:42

    S03:E06 A Conversation with Cat Edison

    in Lifestyle

    Cat Edison is a film and television and columnist who just returned from her SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.  Cat writes columns and reviews for ScreenInvasion.com.  Here is a link to this rising star in the field of entertainment journalism.  http://screeninvasion.com/?s=cat+edison
    Follow Cat on Twitter @CatEdison
    She also works full-time for an audiologist who is the premiere provider for HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).  In addition to her "day job" and her writing job, Cat is a full-time mom of two amazing kids, one of them a new baby.  She is married to a wonderfully supportive firefighter, Tony.  Cat and her family outside of Austin, TX.