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Q&A About Hearing Loss

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There are a lot of stigmas about hearing loss. People fear that admitting they have a hearing loss will make them appear old to peers, co-workers and family. However when people address their hearing loss the opposite often occurs. People who accept that they have hearing loss and seek treatment can communicate with the people in their life more clearly, …

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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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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test! 

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month! September marks the launch of this international campaign that focuses on deconstructing Alzheimer’s disease, aiming to address the stigma and misconceptions associated with it. It is estimated that the rate of people living with Alzheimer’s will more than double by 2050.  As research for a cure is ongoing, there is a global effort to discover …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

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Hearing loss is a serious condition affecting most aspects of our physical emotional and mental health. While hearing loss can affect people of all ages, 91% of adults with hearing loss are aged 50 and older. Statistics show that 1 in 3 people over 65 deal with some hearing loss while that number rises to half of all people once …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

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Acquired hearing loss is hearing loss that develops after birth. It can appear at any time in a life span due to injury, illness or genetic factors. Acquired hearing loss can be frustrating, exhausting and dangerous if it is ignored and not treated. It is just as important to know what could put your hearing at risk for acquired hearing …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia 

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Hearing loss is a debilitating condition affecting 48 million people in the US alone. While hearing loss’s effect on the quality of communication and reduction of awareness of one’s surroundings is difficult enough for many, these side effects have lasting effects on mental and physical health as a whole. Undiagnosed and untreated hearing loss can have devastating effects on mental …

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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 …

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Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

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When you hear about a concussion, what is the first situation that comes to mind? Some think immediately of American football players who have been in the news so much for the injuries they incur during games and practices. The constantly repeating crash into other bodies can jostle the brain tissue up against the skull, resulting in bruising and in …