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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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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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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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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

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Hearing loss affects 48 million people worldwide and the numbers only continue to rise. A hearing impairment not only affects how you hear but how you communicate to the people in your life and how you navigate the world safely. Relationships between partners, family, friends and work can suffer as hearing loss continues to be ignored.  Hearing loss often starts …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

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If you suspect you or someone you love is dealing with hearing loss, it is important to understand that hearing loss is not just an issue with your ears. Aside from the increased risk of accidents, falls and hospitalizations due to the lack of awareness hearing loss creates, it can significantly affect mental health.   Many of us understand that mental …

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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

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Noise induced hearing loss affects people of all ages. In fact a recent survey discovered nearly one in four (24 percent) of U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 years deals with symptoms of exposure to noise.  Many people understand the risk of hearing in noisy concerts, sporting events and nightclubs but one of the most serious risks to our ears …

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Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

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We absorb varying levels of noise constantly throughout the day but do you know when sound is too loud? It is common to navigate various environments without being aware of the impact of noise on your hearing. But exposure to loud noise, either one time or consistently, can cause noise-induced hearing loss.  Noise Induced Hearing Loss  Consistent or one-time exposure …