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Life’s meaningful moments contain full, rich sounds. From preserving the hearing you have, to fitting hearing aids and explaining rehabilitation options when hearing is lost, we at Albuquerque Hearing & Balance are here to help.

We change people’s lives. A simple hearing aid can change personalities, relationships and even an individual’s outlook on life. We know how to give people their life back. The minute you step through our doors you will experience healthcare as you never have before. Allow us to surpass your expectations!

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Albuquerque Hearing and Balance started as a successful one-woman practice for Carol L. Clifford in 1998, and has grown into New Mexico's largest private audiology group. Carol attributes Albuquerque Hearing and Balance success to her staff of audiologists and their support staff. "I truly believe we have the most talented, compassionate, skilled, dedicated audiologists in the state. We change people's lives on a daily basis," she says. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in the US. The audiologists at Albuquerque Hearing and Balance craft custom solutions for their patients, who range from newborns to age 104, and when a patient is fitted with the proper device and their ears are opened, it can be quite emotional. Carol's stories are chock full of anecdotes, like a 17-year-old girl who burst into tears when her custom device allowed her to hear for the first time since she was five.
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If your kiddos are having trouble in school, don't discount the possibility of hearing loss... We will be happy to discuss testing and device options. Call or stop by for an appointment.
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Our own Doctor Clifford going to Peru in November to help children with hearing loss. More to follow about this exciting opportunity!
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New study links untreated hearing loss to dementia
Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 Audiology Worldnews
Addressing hearing loss can play a major role in preventing dementia, a new international study published in The Lancet has found. Mid-life hearing loss tops nine risk factors that contribute to the risk of dementia. Other factors include failing to complete secondary education, smoking, failing to seek early treatment for depression, physical inactivity and social isolation. Researchers say hearing loss can deny people a cognitively rich environment and lead to social isolation and depression, which are among the other potentially modifiable risk
Interventions for established risk factors, such as the management of hearing loss, may have the potential to delay or prevent one third of dementias.
factors for dementia. The Lancet study is the latest in a growing body of evidence that links hearing loss and cognitive decline.
Lead author Professor Gill Livingston from University College London said: "Although dementia is diagnosed in later life, the brain changes usually begin to develop years before. Acting now will vastly improve life for people with dementia and their families and, in doing so, will transform the future of society."
The Lancet Commission brings together 24 international experts to consolidate the huge strides
that have been made in knowledge and understanding of dementia risk factors, treatment and care, and the emerging knowledge as to what we should do to prevent
and manage dementia. The Commission conducted a new review and meta-analysis; based on which they extended current models of risk by including hearing loss and social isolation. Incorporating potentially modifiable risk factors from across the life-span, they proposed a novel life-course model of risk, highlighting the opportunity for prevention.
One of their key recommendations is to be ambitious about prevention. Interventions for established risk factors, such as the management of hearing loss, may have the potential to delay or prevent one third of dementias.
Reacting to the new study, the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologist’s Chief Executive Professor David Welbourn, said:
The Lancet report shows that a quarter of the risk that individuals can manage for themselves is linked to hearing, and for the first time they raise the importance of addressing this in mid-life between 45 and 65, not simply when it has been left untreated to later life and the damage has already been done.
"For far too long, hearing loss has been considered unimportant by too many in the medical
community. It has often been passed off as an inevitable consequence of ageing. Neither of these are true. The
Lancet commission on dementia is the latest, and perhaps the most definitive, of a growing body of evidence
pointing to an important truth. The risk of dementia can be significantly reduced if people take good care of
their hearing. "
"This is a real wake-up call to people who can, and should, do something for themselves by getting their hearing tested and taking advice. This is such an easy way in which people can invest in their long-term health, just as they do by joining a gym or taking other steps towards a healthier lifestyle.”
According to the Commission's report, worldwide dementia prevalence could be reduced by more than 1 million cases with a 10 percent reduction in the prevalence of seven principal health and lifestyle factors. An intervention that delayed dementia by a year might decrease the number of people living with dementia globally by 9 million in 2050.
"Overall, there is good potential for prevention and, once someone develops dementia, for care to be high- quality, accessible, and give value to an underserved, growing population. Effective dementia prevention and care could transform the future for society and vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families. Acting now on what we already know can make this difference happen," said Lon Schneider, MD, from the University of Southern California and co-author of the Commission.
"Today's findings are extremely hopeful," said Maria Carrillo, PhD, chief science officer at the Alzheimer's Association. "At an individual level, many people have the potential to reduce their risk of cognitive decline, and perhaps dementia, through simple, healthful behaviour changes. At a public health level, interventions based on this evidence could be extremely powerful in managing the global human and economic costs of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias."
Source: The Alzheimer’s Society and BSHAA.
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