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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Having a hearing loss can be difficult. But trying to explain it to someone who has normal hearing can be even harder. Hearing loss is an invisible disability so it is often misunderstood, downplayed or even ignored, sometimes even by those closest to you. Hearing loss can have a huge impact on your life, and the lives of those who love you. …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 36 million Americans have a hearing loss—this includes 17% of our adult population. The incidence of hearing loss increases with age. Approximately one third of Americans between ages 65 and 74 and nearly half of those over age 75 have hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters 

Hearing loss interferes with the ability to communicate easily and effectively. Those who have had untreated hearing loss for a while might already understand this difficulty in communication. Untreated hearing loss is a danger because communication is at the heart of all our social relationships, and if we don’t have ways of communicating with others, we become socially isolated. When …

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All About Tinnitus    

Tinnitus is a very common condition. About 30 million Americans have some form of tinnitus. This figure creeps up to over a quarter of all Americans aged 65 to 84 years. If you’ve ever wondered what this common condition is all about, then read on. Tinnitus is the experience of hearing a sound that is not caused by any actual physical sound …

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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss   

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), together with age-related hearing loss, is one of the most widespread types of hearing loss. It happens when we are subject to hazardous noise concentrations, whether on a long or short term basis. It is classified as a type of sensorineural hearing loss caused by damage to the internal organs of the ear. Noise-related hearing loss is irreversible, …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Summer has arrived and you maybe planning to celebrate by hitting the road or flying above it all to visit distant friends, family and destinations abroad. If you have hearing aids, planning ahead can be essential in making sure your summer travels go off with out a hitch. Careful Planning Goes a Long Way Whether you’ve chosen your destination for …

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Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Hearing loss can affect your life in many ways. One of the biggest impacts it can have is on your ability to drive safely. For many older people, driving is one of the best ways to stay independent. However, if you suffer from hearing loss you could also be putting yourself or others unnecessarily at risk when driving. If you …

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Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Although we hear with our ears, we process the information from external noise with our brains. One of the most interesting aspects of the brain is its ability to adapt and to change. The term neuroplasticity refers to changes in neural connections, pathways, and networks as a result of maturation and development, sensory deprivation, injury, disease, dysfunction, and learning. When you …

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As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored

Hearing loss can start subtly and develop over years. Because of this lack of visibility, it is easy for people to be unaware of the severity of their condition. People with hearing loss are among those whose condition is overlooked, belittled and subject to stereotypes based on widespread ignorance. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Evidence is mounting that untreated hearing loss is a significant national health concern, and studies have linked it with other serious health problems, including depression, a decline in memory and concentration, and perhaps even dementia. While hearing loss is usually irreversible, hearing aids have been proven to improve one’s ability to hear by making sounds louder and easier to understand. …