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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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Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

If you struggle with hearing loss, then you already know how difficult it can be to hear in a crowded place. Even if you are a hearing aid user, a crowd requires extra concentration and focus, in order to listen and respond. It is all too common to feel exhausted and drained by trying to discern a speaker or follow …

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Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

When many think about hearing aids, their mind immediately goes to the hearing aids their grandparents may have worn. The hearing aids of the past were large, and not only an eye soar, but seemed to give many, more problems than they might have had in the first place. Constant feedback and tan plastic protruding from around the ear gave …

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Improving Communication with Your Family

When you suffer from hearing loss, it doesn’t just affect you. The effects spread across your family and affect every aspect of communication. It can be more than just difficult at times, causing frustrations and unexpected stumbling blocks. Many of the hearing loss challenges can be resolved if everyone agrees to tackle the problem with strategies to keep contact open …

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Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

When we consider hearing loss causes, we automatically think of spectacular bursts of loud noise, whether it is from industrial equipment, loud concerts, or an explosion. While these are all potentially dangerous situations for hearing loss, there is a more everyday cause of hearing loss that is on the rise: the incorrect use of earbuds. Study shows the damage earbuds …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Whether it’s avoiding crowds at the grocery store or getting through a long zoom call, exhaustion hits everyone at some point. However, if you have hearing loss, you might find that you become fatigued more often than usual. If that’s the case, you’re not alone: fatigue is a common side effect of untreated hearing loss, but it can also affect …

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Hearing Loss & Fatigue                

Dealing with hearing loss can make everyday tasks challenging and enjoyable situations frustrating. Did you also know it can be simply exhausting? Hearing loss taxes your body in ways most people don’t recognize. In fact, many people with hearing loss don’t connect it with feelings of fatigue. However, part of managing fatigue is recognizing how hearing loss can contribute to …

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Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing    

Imagine waking up on a leisurely weekend morning, blending a fresh smoothie and getting outside right away to work in your woodshop and mow the lawn. Before you know it it’s time to jump in the shower, blow-dry your hair and head out to listen to some live music in the park. Sounds fun right? While it may have the …

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Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-related hearing loss occurs naturally. As we get older, we may begin to experience changes in our hearing. While most hearing loss is irreversible, it can be treated – hearing aids, for instance, effectively enhance challenging sounds to make them accessible to your hearing again.  What Is the Risk of Age-Related Hearing Loss? Age-related hearing loss is a form of …

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The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Today in America there are some 48 million people suffering from some type of hearing loss. While that amounts to over 15% of the population, just 0.5% are born with hearing loss or deafness. While people who are born into hearing loss grow into deaf culture, those who acquire their hearing loss at some point in life may struggle to …

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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 …