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How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

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When it comes to your health, there are few lifestyle behaviors with as bad a reputation as smoking and drinking. These habits have been credited, rather discredited, with higher rates of a whole host of health problems ranging from severe conditions like cardiovascular disease to mild cosmetic effects for the skin, hair, and nails.  Although we have a general impression …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

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When it comes to hearing aid upgrades, you certainly don’t want to spend unnecessarily on a new pair of aids. As long as your current hearing aids meet all the necessary criteria, you can continue using them for years to come. However, it’s important to pay attention to problems or changes that might mean it’s time for an upgrade. There …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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If you have a loved one with diabetes, hearing loss might be the last thing on your mind. Monitoring blood sugar and insulin levels can require constant vigilance, and diet needs microscopic attention, as well. With these many concerns, it is easy to neglect other dimensions of good health that can seem like too much to worry about. Although hearing …

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A Brief History Of Hearing Loss

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Have you ever wondered how people thought about hearing loss in the past, or how they treated hearing loss in ancient cultures? Here’s a brief history including what we know about hearing loss. Ancient Signs of Hearing Loss Some of the earliest signs of hearing loss have been found in very ancient remains. Scientists can’t see signs of sensorineural hearing …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

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If you have a hard time hearing, you’ve probably pretended to hear a few times before. You might have been out with friends at a noisy restaurant, and couldn’t quite follow the conversation. You decided to smile and nod along and hope no one would notice. But then someone asked a question, and suddenly everyone was staring at you! Here’s …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

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Did you know that nearly 50 million Americans have hearing loss? This means it’s likely that you know someone who has trouble hearing. This could be a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor. Hearing aids go a long way in helping those with hearing loss catch all the sounds around them. And there are also a few ways to accommodate …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

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Musicians have an amazing job. They spend their time writing great songs, recording their music in the studio, and performing in front of fans in packed auditoriums. Being a professional musician is a dream job, but it comes with some hazards. Many famous musicians are opening up about their hearing loss, and blame years of loud concerts for their hearing …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

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Are you having a hard time hearing during conversations? Maybe you’re noticing difficulties during communication. When you struggle to hear when talking to family and friends, or find yourself asking people to repeat themselves, it’s time to take note. Communication difficulties could signal a hearing loss, and it’s a sign you should get a hearing test. Hearing in Quiet Did …

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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunions

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December is usually a time of family reunions and celebrations. This year isn’t quite the same, but there are still ways you can connect with your loved ones. A great way to stay connected this holiday season is by having an online family gathering. These are some of our best tips for a successful virtual family reunion this holiday season. …