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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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Another year has begun and with that comes New Years resolutions. Perhaps you are hoping to get your garden in order or perhaps your finances. Perhaps you are hoping to travel more or spend time with friends and family. With all these resolutions it’s important that your health is at it’s best. Approximately 48 million people in the United States …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

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If you are about to invest in new hearing aids or recently got fitted with a new pair, it is important to understand how to care for these highly advanced and important gadgets. Your new hearing aids are most likely making it much more of an ease to communicate in your daily life and empowering you do so much more …

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Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

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Mild or severe hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Permanent noise-induced hearing loss can occur if a person exposed to extremely loud sounds for just a few minutes. People can prevent noise-induced hearing loss by taking certain precautions. Some studies have examined how external forces have an effect on hearing loss. Hearing impairment …

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Nutrients that Can Boost Your Hearing Health

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Most everyone knows another person who suffers from a loss of hearing. This loss can be a devastating problem in life. Today, however, we do have many ways the auditory impaired can be helped. Probably the first choice is listening devices. Now we also have surgery and other procedures to help people with this loss. Today we are also learning …

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Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

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For a long time, hearing loss carried a huge stigma. People didn’t want to be seen as old and hearing aids were a visible sign that they didn’t have all their original faculties intact. These days, with prominent celebrities like Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Bill Clinton not just wearing hearing aids but talking about them, that stigma is being …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

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

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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 

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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    

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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   

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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, …