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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 …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is a serious matter. Not only does it affect your ability to hear but has far reaching negative side effects. With approximately 48 million Americans living with some form of disabling hearing loss, it’s important to understand that you are not alone in this. While it is often hard to admit that you have a problem, ignoring this …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

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As we age, there are so many aspects of our health to which we must pay attention and care for in order to continue to thrive into our golden years. An aspect that requires extra care, is working to decrease the risk of cognitive decline. Cognitive decline, also referred to as brain atrophy, occurs as we age. The connections between …