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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Say what? Take an easy online hearing test

BlogHearingjpgDo you suspect that you might have lost some of your hearing in recent years?

People who have mild difficulty in hearing often don’t seek help from a doctor or audiologist because they don’t think it’s serious enough. In fact, faculty members at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Institute for the Deaf say it usually takes seven years or more for people to visit a doctor about hearing impairment.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Learning to play music is a great brain workout

senior-musiciansjpgYou may never be able to play the piano like Van Cliburn, but you can learn to play your favorite songs. You may never reach Eric Clapton’s level of proficiency on the guitar, but you can learn to strum well enough to accompany yourself and others in a sing-along.

As with so many things in life, it’s the journey that counts. Many people pick up a musical instrument to express themselves or just have fun. But you might be surprised to find that learning to play a musical instrument can help defend against memory loss and declines in brain function.

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