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Meet Speech Language Pathologist Taylor Furline with Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle!

Speech Language Pathologist Taylor Furline with Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle #EncoreRehab

Please help Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle in welcoming our new Speech Language Pathologist, Taylor Furline!

Taylor graduated with honors from The University of Montevallo with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She has experience working with all ages from birth to 107 with a wide range of abilities in several different settings including elementary schools, preschools, hospitals, skilled nursing/rehab, and outpatient clinics.

Taylor says, “I am excited to be a part of the Encore Rehabilitation team and to serve the clients and patients I work with in a way that allows them to communicate and participate successfully and whatever they set out to do. I feel so blessed to be in a profession that allows me to help others find their voice and use it well. In my spare time, I love to spend time with friends and family, play with my dog, read, serve in my church and community, and anything outside on a sunshiney day!

Welcome, Taylor!

Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle
615 Mynatt Street, SW
Suite A
Hartselle, Alabama 35640 256-773-0138
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Meet Occupational Therapist Heather Breedlove with Encore Rehabilitation-Athens and Hartselle

Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle celebrates One Year in New Location!

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Meet Jessica Rea, MA, CCC-SLP

Meet Jessica Rea, MA, CCC-SLP with Encore Rehabilitation-Athens #EncoreRehab

Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to Encore Rehabilitation Speech Language Pathologist Jessica Rea!

Jessica Rea,MA, CCC-SLP, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders and then received her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Memphis. She chose the field of Speech Pathology after witnessing her grandfather receive rehabilitation after a large stroke when she was in high school. She always knew she wanted to be in the healthcare profession and Speech Pathology seemed like a perfect fit! Jessica has been a Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation-Athens since 2012.

Thank you for all you do, Jessica!

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens
22423 US Highway 72 East, Suite B
Athens, Alababma 35613
256-232-1221
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Cade Abernathy – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Athens

Career Opportunities with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Cole Wales is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Athens

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Info graphic entitled the Hearing Bone's connected to the What? depicting the connection of hearing loss with heart disease, alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes, depression, falling, kidney sides, hospitalization, and deathDid you know that Hearing Loss may affect your health in other ways besides a loss of hearing? May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Speech-Language Pathologists and therapists are committed to helping those with hearing loss or hearing disorders achieve their best quality of living. Contact us for more information on hearing loss and your health.

Speech Language Services with Encore Rehabilitation
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  228-818-1207
Athens, Alabama 256-232-1221
Bay Minette, Alabama 251-239-5395
Bessemer, Alabama  205-481-7125
Decatur, Alabama 256-350-6331
Falkville, Alabama 256-7846197
Foley, Alabama 251-270-2505
Haleyville, Alabama 205-486-2753
Hartselle, Alabama 256-773-0138
Mobile, Alabama 251-459-8402
Mobile, Alabama 251-415-1670

 

10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss & Your Health**

(1)  Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults of all ages, but is most pronounced in 18 to 69 year olds. Research also shows that the use of hearing aids reduces depressive symptoms.

(2)   Hearing loss and dementia are linked. Research not only shows a connection between hearing loss and dementia, but a Johns Hopkins study of older adults found that hearing loss actually accelerates brain function decline. Some experts believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Research is ongoing.

(3)   Hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes. Studies show that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. When broken down by age, one study showed that those 60 and younger are at greater risk.

(4)   Your hearing may say something about your heart. Cardiovascular and hearing health are linked. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it’s possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body.

(5)   Staying fit may also help your hearing. Research on women’s health shows that a higher level of physical activity is associated with a lower risk of hearing loss. Conversely, a higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference in women are each associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.

(6)   Hearing loss may put you at greater risk of falling. A Johns Hopkins study showed that people in middle age (40 to 69) with even just mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling.

(7)   Hospitalization may be more likely for those with hearing loss. Another Johns Hopkins study showed that hospitalization is more likely for older adults with hearing loss.

(8)   The risk of dying may be higher for older men with hearing loss. A groundbreaking study found that men with hearing loss had an increased risk of mortality, but hearing aids made a difference. Men and women with hearing loss who used hearing aids—although older and with more severe hearing loss—had a significantly lower mortality risk than those with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids.

(9)   Hearing loss is tied to common pain relievers. One study found that the regular use of aspirin, NSAIDs, or acetaminophen increases the risk of hearing loss in men, and the impact is larger on younger individuals. A separate study found that ibuprofen and acetaminophen are associated with an increased risk of hearing loss in women, with the link even stronger among women younger than 50.

(10)   Moderate chronic kidney disease is linked to hearing loss. Research has shown moderate chronic kidney disease to be associated with an increased risk of hearing loss

** This information is from an article published by the Better Hearing Institute. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.