Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

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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Why You Should Talk about Hearing at Your Next Physical

Hearing health is health plain and simple. There is no version of a healthy you that does not include health hearing. And there is no version of you that lives a fulfilled and satisfied life without your health. We may often take our health for granted. It is so easy to overlook how much of our joy and even our …

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Treating Hearing Loss May Help Prevent Falls and Accidents

Why Take The Risk? Did you know that more than 1 out of every 20 deaths in the United States is the result of an accident? Accidents are the cause for almost 30 million Emergency Room visits every year, meaning almost one in 10 people will go to the emergency room for an accident. of course there are innumerable causes …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month Every November The American Diabetes Association celebrates American Diabetes Month. This is an annual opportunity for the millions of Americans who live with diabetes to raise awareness about what it is really like to live with it and to share information about how they manage their conditions. Millions of people are at risk of catching …

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Know Your Rights: Accessibility and Public Spaces   

The Americans with Disabilities Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990, legally protects the rights of the hearing impaired. It comprehensively protects the civil rights of people with disabilities in a vast range of public life including the workplace, local and federal governmental services, transportation, public accommodations and telecommunications. These protections fall into three main …

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Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss

Ototoxicants Ototoxicants are chemicals that damage our central auditory systems, potentially causing hearing loss when they are inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. They might also wreak havoc on one’s balance & their impacts may be severe or just mild & permanent or just temporary. In rare circumstances, certain medications may risk exposure to otoxicants. But it is most …

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Know Your Rights: Accessibility and the Workplace

Protections Afforded by the ADA In 1990 Congress signed The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law which remains the fundamental protection guaranteeing the civil rights of everyone with a disability of any kind. The ADA is divided into five sections, called titles, each of which covers the broad protections afforded within a specific category. Title I: Employment Title II: …

Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

Children can have hearing loss from birth (congenital) or later in childhood (acquired). Congenital hearing loss can be caused by a person’s genes or by infections that happen during pregnancy, such as cytomegalovirus or rubella. Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit are more likely to lose their hearing (NICU). Hearing loss can happen on its own or as part …

How to Prevent Hearing Loss _and Reduce Its Impact

How to Prevent Hearing Loss and Reduce Its Impact

Forty-eight million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Age, disease, exposure to noise, medication, and the natural aging process may all contribute to it. While specific causes of hearing loss cannot be prevented, others, like noise-induced hearing loss, may be avoided entirely. Let’s look at some prevention strategies for noise-induced hearing loss. How to avoid losing your hearing No matter how …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? This global campaign seeks to raise awareness around dementia – a group of medical conditions that affect brain health. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, 55 million people live with dementia worldwide. This is expected to rapidly increase, reaching 139 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the most common type, impacting up to …

Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is likely more common than you think. Nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of impaired hearing. With over 48 million people living with hearing loss, this medical condition is the third most pervasive. Aging is often the most common cause people associate with hearing loss but there are numerous factors that can contribute to the development …