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Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

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Do you work on a noisy job site every day? If so, you are not alone. Whether you are in construction, manufacturing, law enforcement, farming, or even a noisy office building, your hearing is likely put at risk daily.  Occupational Hearing Hazards The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical …

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How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US

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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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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

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The average life expectancy of modern, high-quality hearing aids is three to seven years. The following are some of the factors that influence lifespan:   Type of materials: Most modern devices have a protective covering protecting them from water and dust, but that doesn’t imply they’re unbreakable. How often it is cleaned: Because these devices go where you go all …

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

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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 …

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What Happens if You Don’t Treat Hearing Loss?

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Though hearing loss is a pervasive health condition people experience today, impacting nearly 48 million people, it is often underdiagnosed. On average, people wait seven years before seeking treatment for their hearing loss. There are various reasons people delay addressing their hearing loss – they think it’s not serious enough, haven’t noticed changes to their hearing, and acknowledging health changes …

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

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November marks American Diabetes Month, a national campaign focused on raising awareness about diabetes. Over 34 million people in the U.S. live with diabetes, a metabolic disorder that affects how the body makes or uses insulin. Diabetes can increase health risks including increasing the risk of developing hearing loss. A recent study shows that people with diabetes can be more …

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New Study on Hearing Aids Reducing the Risk for Dementia

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Did you know that hearing loss and dementia are linked? Adults who do not address their hearing loss are considerably more likely to experience rapid cognitive deterioration. They are also more likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as they age.  While this may appear to be concerning, there is some good news! According to a new study, wearing hearing …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

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National Protect Your Hearing Month is observed every October by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The goal is to raise awareness of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and its causes. The majority of people are unaware of how much irreversible harm loud noises cause to the ears. According to findings from hearing tests conducted by experts …