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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

A common misconception is that experiencing loneliness has nothing to do with physically being alone. Loneliness is a feeling of disconnection and isolation from the world around you. While we can often be surrounded by people, the loneliness endemic has become intensified in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in early 2020. When public health measures required people …

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Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research, Tinnitus Relief by Jack Felix, ACA, BC, HISLeave a Comment

A migraine is a severe headache condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. It triggers neurological symptoms which become increasingly debilitating. Some people experience other associated symptoms like light and noise sensitivity, vision disturbances, or even cognitive troubles.  Migraines may seem harmless at first, but they can seriously affect your quality of life, and research finds they may even lead to …

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The Global Cost of Hearing is a Surprising Number

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

Hearing is a practical sense, and damaging it can lead to a lack of comprehension, difficulty understanding speech, or difficulties communicating in person.  The cost of hearing loss has been seen in public data, and it’s staggering. The CDC estimated that 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss. That means approximately 15% of the American population is either …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Osteoporosis

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

Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis? If so, along with regular bone density tests, it’s important to screen for hearing loss. You may not think of bone density as an issue that could affect your hearing, but growing research suggests that the two conditions are more linked than popularly suspected.  What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disorder that weakens your body’s …

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New Study Shows Link Between COVID-19, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus

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

In 2022 we enter our third year of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are now normalizing the ebb and flow of variants and incorporating mask-wearing and social distancing into our everyday life.  Even more illuminating is further research which allows us to better understand this virus and the short and long-term effects. We now have more insight into the common …

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Watch Out for Dangerous Decibels in Exercise Classes

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

Do you love to exercise?! If so, you may be the minority. A recent national poll by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.3 percent of the U.S. population engaged in sports and exercise daily in 2019. This is surprising when the benefits of exercise include enhanced mood, heart health, improved sleep, enhanced brain health, and many more. If you …

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The World Health Organization Estimates 2.5 Billion with Hearing Loss by 2050

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

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the US, but beyond, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are currently an estimated 1.5 billion people living with hearing loss globally. With this announcement In March 2021, WHO warned that hearing loss is not only a current issue but that it is expected to grow rapidly. In fact, …

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How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US

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

How well do you understand hearing loss? Most people in the United States know at least one person who has difficulty hearing. However, many of us are unaware of the true extent of hearing loss. Here are some interesting statistics and figures about hearing loss and hearing health in the United States. Who has hearing loss in the US? According …

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If I Can Still Hear, Is It OK to Put Off Getting Hearing Aids?

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

One of the most common misconceptions about hearing loss is that if you can still hear, the impairment is not as serious or does not need to be addressed soon. This misconception often leads to a delay in treatment which contributes to why hearing loss tends to be underdiagnosed. In fact, the average person waits up to 7 years after …