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Christine Morgan: There’s a link between untreated hearing loss, dementia, falls and auto accidents.
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Host: This is Keep Moving Forward.
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George H.W. Bush: Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.
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Host: Exploring the legacy and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Christine Morgan: I’m Christine Morgan. I’m the President of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Twin Cities chapter, and also a certified hearing loss support specialist.
You’re not as aware of your surroundings. With the dementia, what happens is, different parts of your brain that normally would hear, aren’t hearing, and you’re not getting the stimulus that you need.
If you suspect that you have hearing loss that you go see an audiologist. If it’s noise-induced hearing loss, it’s progressive.
If you’re dealing with someone with hearing loss, make sure you face them. Make sure you slow down. And make sure you pronounce all the syllables.
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Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by the Minnesota Council on Disability, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, online at Ampers.org.