AUDIBEL PROMOTES HEARING HEALTH

According to hearing health providers, nearly one in five Americans age 12 years and older – 48 million people – experience hearing loss severe enough to hinder communication. Hearing loss is the third most prevalent age-related disability in adults age 75 years plus, following arthritis and hypertension. Only 5 percent of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically. The vast majority of Americans with hearing loss are treated with hearing aids.

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR AGING SKIN

As you age, you may notice wrinkles and brown spots on your skin. Aging makes skin more prone to dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. Cuts and bruises might take longer to heal. How skin ages will depend on several factors: your heredity, lifestyle, diet and other personal habits, such as smoking. Sunlight is another major cause of skin aging.

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A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP IS GOOD FOR SENIOR HEALTH

For some seniors,getting a good night’s sleep is an everyday challenge. Some sleep specialists recommend seniors sleep about seven and a half hours on average, while others say seniors need to get as much sleep as they always have to function at their best. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) convened experts from the fields of sleep research, anatomy and physiology as well as pediatrics, neurology and gerontology to reach a consensus from the broadest range of scientific disciplines.

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According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults wear some sort of vision correction. People wear eyeglasses for different reasons. Some people are nearsighted and cannot see objects far away, while other people are farsighted and cannot see objects close by. Eyeglasses offer corrective vision for people who have difficulty seeing.


Because such a large population of people wear them, eyeglasses have become a common fashion statement. Eyeglass shopping can be a hassle. You have to find eyeglasses within your budget and they need to fit your style and be a good match for your face. Depending on your vision, you may wear your eyeglasses occasionally, such as when you’re reading, or every day all the time. The following guidelines can make finding the right glasses an easy process:


Face Shape.

You should choose your frames based on the shape of your face. Is it oval, round, square, diamond or heart shaped? Select frames that bring symmetry and balance to your face.


Color.

There are “cool” and “warm” frame colors. Cool colors are generally hues of blues, purples and pinks while warm colors are more neutral,

EYEGLASSES MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT

TANIQUA WARD, M.S.

TaNiqua Ward is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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such as khaki, gold and cooper. Choose the color of your frames based on the colors of your skin, eyes and hair. People generally look best in colors that are in their own color base and complement their skin tone.


Lifestyle.

Think of your everyday activities and the things you do while wearing eyeglasses. Make sure the glasses you choose are durable if you are more active, or find eyeglasses that accessorize your outfits well if you spend a lot of time in the office.


Personality.

Your eyeglasses can say a lot about you and your personality. You can also have multiple pairs for different environments and personalities. Some people have a pair for business and a fun pair for weekends and activities. Find the eyeglasses that best express your personality and go with your style.


Be open to new colors, frames and ideas when choosing eyeglasses. Look for glasses that flatter you and help you make a personal style statement.