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Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Awareness of hearing loss and the issues it can cause is always growing, but most people don’t start thinking about it until long into adulthood when it starts to be problematic. Consequently, myths abound about what hearing loss is and what causes it. Let’s try to clear up a few hearing-loss-related issues and get the facts straight. Fact: Hearing Loss …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

In recent decades, untreated hearing loss has been shown to promote a cascade of negative health outcomes, ranging from depression to increased risk of injury due to falling down, and it can even be an early indicator of an underlying cardiovascular condition. Far from the benign, if annoying, aspect of getting older that many of us assume hearing loss to …

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Over 48 million Americans today suffer from some type of hearing loss, ranging from mild to profound. In fact, even as many as 20% of teenagers have measurable hearing loss in one or both ears. With a problem so widespread, it’s no wonder that a vast industry has grown to accommodate the needs of the hearing impaired. The problem is …

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Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Do you ever hear a ringing in your ears that doesn’t seem to have an external source? This is most likely tinnitus and may manifest as a ringing buzzing, whooshing or roar. Tinnitus is estimated to affect 15 to 20% of the population and can become incredibly stressful when there is no relief.  You may wonder what causes tinnitus in …

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Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Age related hearing loss affects 1 in 3 seniors over 65 and over half of those over 75. While you may think that hearing loss is just an ear issue, it actually affects all aspects of life including mental health, physical activity, emotional health and longevity. This is because compromised hearing is a communication issue.  While we hear with our …

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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

This is the time of year where families love to come together to celebrate in the warmth of being together as the sun draws farthest from the earth and the days are the shortest.  However, this year has presented us with a handful of challenges we have never met before. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended avoiding regular …

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Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

A conversation with a person who has hearing loss, like any conversation, is a two-way street. While people who have hearing loss can and do take steps to try to understand speech better, it also requires some effort from the other party. Those who do not suffer from hearing loss might not understand how difficult and exhausting it can be …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

With over 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss today, it’s increasingly important to be aware of the effects it can have on our overall health. Unfortunately, those effects have been shown to be worse than we may have once thought. Hearing loss decreases our ability to balance, leading to an increased likelihood of physical injury from falling down. It …

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Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with a Hearing Professional

Over 48 million Americans today have some type of hearing loss, and medical research continues to show that it is not the benign problem we might have once thought it was. Hearing loss can lead to a cascade of negative health outcomes, and can even be an early indicator of an underlying cardiovascular issue. More than ever, it is clear …

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Improved Communication with Hearing Loss Treatment

Are you struggling to communicate with your loved one? Clear communication is the key to a healthy relationship, and your hearing health can play a major role in your communication. Untreated hearing loss interferes with your relationships by making it difficult to communicate and share special moments with your loved one. It All Comes Down to Communication Think about your …

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Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Research has shown that defending your body against hearing loss can be….delicious! Eating right can give your system the vitamins and nutrients it needs to support lifelong healthy hearing. A balanced diet plays a critical role in shaping your overall health, and understanding nutrients is a key part of giving your body what it needs. Considering your diet can be …