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                        Oxbridge golf team player GT Nicklaus   Oxbridge golf team player Maisie Filler

About Oxbridge Academy

	 Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory             Oxbridge Academy is located at 3151 N. Military Trail,                   Health & Wellness
                                                                West Palm Beach, FL 33409. For more information, visit
high school, serving grades 9-12. Founded in 2011 by   or call (561) 972-9600.
William I. Koch, founder and CEO of Oxbow Carbon

LLC, Oxbridge’s mission is to provide a challenging,

dynamic education where students learn important life

skills, whether it is in the classroom, laboratory, art studio

or athletic field that they can apply to build a strong                                                                                  Hearing Solutions
foundation for a successful future. The 56-acre campus

features state-of-the-art classrooms and academic and

athletic amenities equipped with advanced technologies.                                                                                  Your Health – Your Hearing

                                                                                                                                         By Murray Steinfeld, LHAS, BC-HIS, ACA,Board
                                                                                                                                         Certified Audioprosthologist, Hearing Solutions

                                                                                                                                                              (561) 747-6339

                                                                            Oxbridge girls’golf coach Carla Overhiser and Oxbridge golf    According to the
                                                                            team members Bridget Forgatch, Lou Conseil, Hanna Rizzolo    Journal of the American
                                                                                                                                         Medical Association,
Bridget Koch, P.H. Horgan III, David Rosow, Peter Rosow                                                                                  approximately 40
                                                                                                                                         percent of adults
Christopher Lewis, Darlene Jordan, Karin Luter, Bridget         Karin Luter, Rush Limbaugh, Darlene Jordan, David Rosow,                 experience cognitive
Koch                                                            Peter Morse                                                              decline with hearing
                                                                                                                                         loss as compared with
                                                                        Photo credit Oxbridge Academy/Cameron Sharrock                   those without hearing
                                                                                                                                         loss. It also noted that
                                                                                                                                         more than one-third
                                                                                                                                         (1/3) of adults who
                                                                                                                                         wore hearing aids
                                                                                                                                         experienced mental health improvements as a result.
                                                                                                                                         So the simple resolve is “Take Care of Your Health
                                                                                                                                         To Take Care of Your Hearing,” because hearing loss
                                                                                                                                         often occurs with other serious health conditions.
                                                                                                                                         The following will be helpful to better understand
                                                                                                                                         some of the causes.
                                                                                                                                         	 A major area of medications known as
                                                                                                                                         chemotherapy drugs, although they help save lives,
                                                                                                                                         may also be ototoxic (harmful to hearing). It is wise
                                                                                                                                         to discuss any chemotherapy medications with your
                                                                                                                                         physician, should he prescribe them, just so you are
                                                                                                                                         aware of the possible effects they may have on you.
                                                                                                                                         	 Aminoglycoside antibiotics used to fight serious
                                                                                                                                         infections are also known to be ototoxic along with
                                                                                                                                         pain relieving solicylates and non-steroidal and
                                                                                                                                         inflammatory drugs.
                                                                                                                                         	 In addition, phosphodiesterase type No. 5
                                                                                                                                         inhibitors that treat erectile dysfunction have been
                                                                                                                                         linked to sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This
                                                                                                                                         drug class includes Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.
                                                                                                                                         	 Dosage, duration and method of administration
                                                                                                                                         all effect a drug’s ototoxicity risk.
                                                                                                                                         	 It should also be noted that hearing loss decreases
                                                                                                                                         awareness of the surrounding environment and
                                                                                                                                         increases cognitive load. The brain becomes
                                                                                                                                         overwhelmed with the demands on its limited
                                                                                                                                         resources to maintain balance and gait, while
                                                                                                                                         straining to hear and process auditory input. It is
                                                                                                                                         also possible that cochlear disorders affect vestibular
                                                                                                                                         function, leading to poor balance.
                                                                                                                                         	 Being concerned, curious and aware of the many
                                                                                                                                         factors surrounding what we allow to enter our
                                                                                                                                         bodies can make a huge difference in how we live
                                                                                                                                         our life. Discussing your medications with your
                                                                                                                                         prescribing physicians is important to allow you
                                                                                                                                         to understand the effects they will have on your
                                                                                                                                         hearing, balance and your daily life and lifestyle in
                                                                                                                                         general. Remember, knowledge is power!
                                                                                                                                         	 Hearing Solutions of the Palm Beaches, Colonial
                                                                                                                                         Plaza, 651 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, (561) 747-
                                                                                                                                         6339, e-mail: or
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