FAHCS Conference Scheduled for August

As a reminder, the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services’ (FAHCS) 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show takes place Aug. 1-2 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando. Stay tuned to the FAHCS Web site for more information. 

Trackmaster Unveils New Web Site

Trackmaster, manufacturer of all-terrain power wheelchairs, has a brand-new Web site.

Trackmaster power chair with Amylior seating in posterior tilt position.

Features include photos and specifications for Trackmaster’s Series 1 and Series 2 devices; lists of seating options, available colors, and accessories; FAQs; and the Trackmaster story with consumer testimonials. While Trackmaster is probably best known for designing power chairs capable of taking on mud, snow, sand, gravel, and other outdoor terrains, Trackmaster chairs also can be fitted with Amylior seating for consumers with more involved positioning needs; can be ordered with a lithium battery and charger option; and is likely lighter weight and narrower than you might think!

Check out the new Web site.

Study: COPD Linked to Hearing Loss

A new study published in April — COPD and 20-Year Hearing Decline: The HUNT Cohort Study — has found a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and gradual hearing loss.

Research “showed an association between COPD and increased long-term hearing decline,” the study said. “Our study also suggests that women may be more vulnerable to COPD-related high-frequency hearing loss.”

The reduced oxygen levels experienced by patients with COPD are related to hearing loss. More than 12,000 patients were studied for the research published in Respiratory Medicine.

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