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Are Balance Problems Related to Hearing Loss?

It’s common for people with hearing loss to have balance issues, and vice versa. This phenomenon might even affect you or a loved one. Do they occur together as a coincidence, or are hearing and balance actually related? It turns out the answer is, “It depends.” Let’s look at some basics first.   The Inner Ear The inner ear is also known as the bony labyrinth, and it consists of both the cochlea and the vestibular system.   The cochlea (hearing): The cochlea is where sound signals ... Read more

How to Improve Your Balance with Yoga

According to Temple University research, women 65 and older who took twice-weekly yoga classes for nine weeks increased ankle flexibility and showed more confidence in walking. Flexibility and confidence? Sign us up!   What Is Balance? Yoga can help with two types of balance — both physical and emotional. World-renowned yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar said it best: “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” Balance is described in yogi terms by Yoga Journal as ... Read more

5 Tips for a Comfy Car Ride

Does back pain drive you crazy while on the road? Here are five tips to help you put the brakes on discomfort so you can focus on the fun. Long car rides can cause your hips, butt, lower back, and shoulders to feel tight. The longer you’re sitting, the more damage you could do. When you sit, your spine loses its natural curve, causing a strain on your vertebrae and discs. Your sciatic nerve can also become agitated when sitting, and ... Read more