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Head Injuries and Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that people navigate on a daily basis. Impacting over 40 million people in the U.S., hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to hear which impacts all aspects of life. There are several causes that contribute to its development including: aging, existing medical conditions, environmental exposure to loud noise, and genetic …

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How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

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The health risks associated with smoking and drinking are widely known: heart disease, kidney disease, lung cancer etc. But did you know that in addition to these medical conditions, smoking and drinking can contribute to the development of hearing loss? More and more studies show that smoking and drinking also has an adverse impact on hearing health. To further understand …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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Hearing loss is nearly twice as likely in adults with diabetes compared to adults without diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people have diabetes in the U.S., amounting to nearly 11% of the population. Additionally, 1.5 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. A chronic health condition, diabetes is a disease that causes increased levels of …

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

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Remember how amazing it was when you first made the leap and invested in your first pair of hearing aids? Perhaps it had been a while since you could hear the sounds of birds and the wind blowing through the trees. Perhaps you found you could participate in conversations that would have previously been a struggle.  When hearing aids are …

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A Brief History of Hearing Loss

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Over 5% of the world’s population, or 466 million people, deal with disabling hearing loss, making it hard to maintain jobs and relationships.  While there is still no cure for hearing loss it can be treated rather effectively using hearing aids.  Hearing aids amplify the specific tones, pitches and sounds in which the listener struggles with and sends them directly …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

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Everyone has problems remembering details every now and then, but as we age, this can progress into more than forgetfulness. If ignored this can easily progress into dementia, which is a category of brain diseases affecting at least two cognitive functions, like memory and judgment.  The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, affecting 3 million people in the …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

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Do you ever find yourself in conversation and you are having trouble hearing the other person? Perhaps the person’s voice seems too high or low or perhaps it seems they mumble.  While this is always a possibility that the person is hard to understand, have you considered the possibility that it could be you have a developing case of hearing …

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Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

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With 48 million people in the US suffering with debilitating hearing loss, there is a good chance that someone close to you is dealing with this condition.  Hearing loss most commonly affects people as they age but can develop at any age due to head trauma, exposure to excess noise, use of certain medications and more. It is important to …

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Musicians & Hearing Loss

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Music fills our hearts and even releases endorphins in our brains that bring us joy. If you are a professional musician or just make music because it is what you love to do, there are serious occupational hazards to being a musician. Noise induced hearing loss is a serious risk for anyone who is constantly exposed to loud noises for …

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Exciting New Technology with Digital Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids continue to evolve along as technology advances. Hearing aids have long ago evolved past the large cumbersome machines that used to squeak and buzz. Hearing aids today are small, sleek and easy to use. While hearing aids in the past used analog technology almost all hearing aids are making the switch to digital. Get ready to explore the …