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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hearing aids versus cochlear implants

While hearing aids make sounds louder, cochlear implants make them louder and clearer. They work better in noisy environments than hearing aids. Cochlear hearing implant technology is very reliable and has been around for 40 years. It is not major surgery and can be done on an outpatient basis in a couple of hours. Cochlear implants are often covered by Medicare. There is no age requirement or cut off. 

While most seniors face major adjustments when transitioning to an elder-care community, Jewish seniors face additional challenges. Not only do they lose their homes, and many of their friends, but they also lose ties to their cultural heritage. This is where the Jewish Pavilion, a 501c3 non-profit, steps in. The Pavilion serves as a resource that provides room visits, festive holiday celebrations, and more to 450 Jewish residents in fifty facilities for seniors. The Jewish Pavilion promotes inclusion, and thousands of seniors of all faiths are welcomed into our programs. http://www.JewishPavilion.org.

The Orlando Senior Help Desk (407-678-9363) helps thousands of callers navigate their way through the daunting senior maze, alleviating caregiver stress while giving advice on all types of elder issues. http://www.OrlandoSeniorHelpDesk.org.


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