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Blog posts for June, 2018

Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
25 June, 2018

Take Your Medication On Time with Reizen’s Auto Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser

Automatic Pill Dispenser Guarantees Medication Compliance

Reizen Auto Pill

Life can get busy, which can interfere with taking medications on time. Medication can sometimes be the last thing on our minds when we have other daily responsibilities to worry about. Enter: Reizen’s Auto Pull Automatic Pill Dispenser.

Rely on this automatic pill dispenser to take your medication properly and on time by scheduling your daily doses with its built-in programmable timer. Created specifically to cater to the elderly, Alzheimer's patients, the low vision community and patients with complicated daily medical regimes, Reizen’s Auto Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser will dispense the right pills at the right time for your convenience.

Store up to six daily doses, holding each dose for up to two weeks. When it’s time to take your medication, the automatic pill dispenser will set off an alarm. Depending on the amount of medication you need to take, the auto pill dispenser has up to six alarms to alert you to take each and every medication. It’s important that your medication is stored and scheduled correctly, because the Reizen Auto Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser will only dispense the designated pill and dose it’s scheduled for.

At dose time, a flashing red LED signal and a loud beeping signal – available in three tones and six customizable alarms to choose from – will go off to notify you that it’s time to take your medication. If the medication is skipped, the auto pill dispenser will keep it safe in a secured locking system to prevent over-medication.

The Reizen Auto Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser allows for more independence and reduces the need for personnel to distribute medication. This product is perfect for both in-home care and for large caregiver facilities.

Chock full of products designed to help you with your medication, this section of our website will eliminate the worry of accidental over or under-medicating. Whether you take your medicine via pill, liquid or shot, we have the perfect item that can help you remember when to take it or help you administer it. Please take some time and review these categories to see how we can help you make medication an easier process.

25 June, 2018

People Under 30 Risk Going Deaf From Listening to Their Headphones Too Loudly

Warning to those who are under 30 and listen to loud music through their headphones regularly: you’re running the risk of going deaf.

Audiologist Robin Syed from London’s Central Middlesex hospital told the UK’s The Sun (https://nypost.com/2018/06/04/people-under-30-risk-going-deaf-from-their-headphones/) that extended exposure to sound at decibels that high is risky over time and precautions should be taken to lessen the risk of problems later in life.

It’s commonplace for under 30-year-olds to crank up the sound on their headphones, especially the cheap variety that forces the volume to go up even further, often peaking at 120-decibels. This sound level is equivalent to a jet taking off, and can cause hearing loss, tinnitus or other hearing-related issues over time.

“It’s not hard to imagine what prolonged exposure to that noise is going to do. The sort of hearing loss we are treating today would have largely seen in the over 50s, 10 or 20 years ago,” Syed explained. “By the time people come to us the damage has been done. We can only advise on how to prevent further hearing loss.”

It’s advised that listening to loud music over 100-decibels should only be listened to for 15 minutes at a time, but with the popularity of concerts and nightclubs, young people are far exceeding that time period and therefore, putting themselves at risk.

With an entire generation at risk, it’s important for young people to be educated on how to prevent hearing loss over time. Syed suggested placing warning labels on headphone packages to increase the education of hearing loss risks. “There has to be some sort of regulation brought in to make sure all headphones are up to an acceptable standard,” she said.

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