YOUR BRAIN: A User's Manual

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A Healthy Brain Means a Healthy You!

You already know that your brain is your greatest asset – it helps you get through every day, make good decisions, and keeps you healthy.

However, having a healthy brain as you age is not something to be taken for granted, nor is it a guarantee. Aging is inevitable, decline is optional.

 Taking good care of your brain helps you remain an active part of your life, your family, your friends, your community and assures you the life you always wanted as you ‘grew up’. It also helps you avoid what you never wanted to deal with (and would never wish upon anybody): cognitive decline and dementia. Long-term research has also discovered that there are links between maintaining the health of your brain and the prevention of chronic conditions such as hearing loss, diabetes, and  cardiovascular diseases.

A regularly scheduled hearing exam is critically important to getting an assessment of your cognitive health and in early detection of developing problems. THE most important key to preventing cognitive decline and dementia is having good hearing healthcare and following a few simple steps to self-care.

This booklet provides you with tips you need to know in order to keep your brain and ears in good shape, remedies for tinnitus, information about how to maintain proper balance and avoid falling, how to overcome your fear of going to the hearing  specialist and much more. We hope that you will find this useful in making sure that your brain stays sharp and healthy…. for life!


Dr. Keith Darrow, Ph.D. Neuroscientist

Sherina Samuel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Au.D.