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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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Working with Hearing Loss

For workers with hearing loss, keeping up at work can sometimes feel like a job in itself! While hearing loss will always pose special challenges, today’s workplaces and work-from-home arrangements are becoming more accessible. Digital hearing aids, improved technology and increased awareness are all opening up new options for workers with hearing loss. Digital Streaming One of the most groundbreaking …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Once upon a time, hearing loss was thought to be an annoying and frustrating part of getting older, but relatively benign. In recent decades, however, we’ve learned that hearing loss is implicated in a problematic cascade of negative health effects, and can even be a warning sign of an underlying cardiovascular problem. Unfortunately, hearing loss is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Age-related hearing loss is a normal part of the aging process. In fact, everyone will suffer from age-related hearing loss if they live long enough: nearly 100% of centenarians have it. It can start as early as age 45 but might not be noticeable for many years, and unfortunately many of us lose a lot of time between when it …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

The Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit organization, recommends getting a healing test once every decade until age 50, and once every three years after that. If you’re due for one, World Alzheimer’s Month is a good time to make it a priority. Why is that? The connection between untreated hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease is well-established across multiple studies all …

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Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

The prevalence of hearing impairment in older adults – as many as two-thirds of those over the age of 70 – is slowly being addressed in the culture at large. The importance of hearing loss treatments such as hearing aids and cochlear implants is being recognized for reducing the risks of negative health outcomes and even reversing the effects of …

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Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Hearing loss changes the way you move in the world, but it is often an invisible condition. If you live with hearing loss, you may be in many situations where your impairment feels ignored, unconsidered or misunderstood. However, with over 48 million people in the U.S. living with hearing loss, nearly everyone is in contact with someone who has hearing …

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Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

If you have recently received a hearing loss diagnosis you are probably weighing the costs and benefits of investing in hearing aids. Quality, high-performance hearing aids are an investment, but one that can easily pay for itself through improvements they bring for your health, communication and lifestyle.  Hearing Aids and Your Health Untreated hearing loss has been linked to a …

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

If you are one of the millions of Americans living with hearing loss, chances are you’ve had to make tough decisions about when and how to disclose your hearing challenges. While nobody wants to be singled out for their hearing loss, studies have found that some disclosure methods can have a positive impact on your life through improved communication and …

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All About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as ringing in the ear. The sounds differ from person to person and are identified in different ways: a bell, a clanging, a rush of air, a scream, a whistle, or even a low rumble. Around 25 million American people experience some form of tinnitus. For others, tinnitus only lasts a few minutes; for others, …