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Senior Living
July, 2015 - Issue #129
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Ensorineural Hearing Loss:Permanent but Treatable
According to Healthyhearing.com, if you've been diagnosed with hearing loss, you're not alone - one in eight Americans over the age of 12 have hearing loss in both ears. Of the three types of hearing loss, more than 90 percent is sensorineural in nature.

Sensorineural hearing loss means you have damage to the hair cells in your inner ear or to the nerve pathways that lead from the inner ear to the brain.

Although most sensorineural hearing loss is permanent, many with acquired sensorineural hearing loss may benefit from wearing hearing aids. Those with severe sensorineural hearing loss - both congenital and acquired - may benefit from a cochlear implant, electronic hearing devices that are implanted directly behind the ear.

The first step toward better hearing is a thorough hearing examination from a qualified hearing health care professional. The audiologists at Advanced Audiology will determine the cause and extent of your hearing loss, as well as develop an individualized treatment plan.
Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology is located in Valencia. 877-4555

Visiting Angels Celebrates 10 Years in Santa Clarita
Visiting Angels of Santa Clarita opened for business in August 2005 and has been making a difference in the SCV for 10 years. The company is co-owned by Geneva Knoles and Renee McCloud, long-time SCV residents who raised their families in our community. Visiting Angels is honored to have provided services to more than 500 local families, enabling them to remain in the comfort and security of their own home. They are equally privileged to provide rewarding employment to many wonderful Caregivers and are proud of their participation in major community events such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's and Senior Center fundraisers.

Visiting Angels offers a wide range of services that help seniors in our community be independent and cared for in their own homes. Their Angels can assist with meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, personal care and hygiene and medications. They have specialists who can keep those with dementia safe and secure. Or if you just need some assistance getting to the grocery store and other errands... they can help with that! They can also provide care after an illness or hospitalization, often preventing complications or re-hospitalization. They can be there on a temporary basis when regular family caregivers need a break or they can help every day. Their goal is to help families find solutions that enable their seniors to stay home and enjoy their lives. 263-CARE
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