February 14, 2019
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The Effects of Hearing Loss on Socialization and Cognitive Abilities

When hearing loss goes unrecognized, unreported, and untreated, the side effects for senior citizens can be far reaching and impact multiple facets of everyday life.
February 12, 2019
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Medications and Conditions Most Likely to Impact Hearing Loss

While hearing loss occurs naturally with age, and can be impacted by external situations such as noise exposure or trauma, many people are unaware that hearing loss can also be caused or exacerbated by common […]
February 7, 2019
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What is Presbycusis?

Presbycusis is the most common type of hearing loss not caused by trauma or hereditary conditions, and is caused by simple, natural aging of the auditory system.
February 5, 2019
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What is Otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis is a condition of the middle ear, in which abnormal growth occurs in one or more of the series of bones which transfer sound vibrations to the inner ear via the cochlea.
February 1, 2019
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Do You Suspect Hearing Loss? Seek Professional Help

If you suspect you may have hearing loss, there is a wide range of support you can access, from trained medical experts to licensed professionals who can help you navigate diagnosis, mitigation and / or […]
January 29, 2019
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Different Types of Hearing Tests

There are different types of hearing tests for different situations. Each one has specific uses and indications.
January 24, 2019

Typical Hearing Processes

Typical hearing depends on a carefully timed sequence of events. Any disruption can cause changes in how a person hears.
January 22, 2019
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The “Wall of Sound” – Combating Noise Levels in Restaurants

Dining out is becoming more and more of a challenge for those with hearing sensitivity and hearing loss, and noise levels in restaurants are the top complaint among diners.
January 17, 2019
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The potential link between high blood pressure and hearing loss

Hearing loss and high blood pressure impact millions of people around the world, and these two conditions may have a connection.
January 15, 2019
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Properly Caring for Your New Hearing Aids

Properly caring for your hearing aids can increase their lifetime of use, prevent inadvertent damage, and help ensure they perform at optimal levels.
January 10, 2019
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Popular Hearing Aid Features Improve User Experience

Many people who wear hearing aids look for specific features to improve the quality of their daily life and restore ease to tasks and familiarity to environments.
January 8, 2019
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Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Costs and Solutions

The annual cost of unaddressed hearing loss totals somewhere between $750 – $790 billion annually. However, prevention measures and solutions do exist. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the annual cost of unaddressed hearing […]
January 3, 2019

Tinnitus Comes in Many Forms

Tinnitus is often described as the perception of noise independent of any external source of sound. With subjective tinnitus, the individual is the only person able to perceive the noise, which may present as hissing, […]
December 20, 2018
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How Much Worksite Noise Is Too Much?

Hearing loss caused by worksite sounds is is an increasingly important issue to be aware of, with an estimated 22 million workers exposed to potentially dangerous noise at work each year.
December 18, 2018
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How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

How much hearing aids cost depends on the patient, their level of hearing loss, their lifestyle, and the kind of hearing aid type and features desired.
December 13, 2018
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The possible link between cigarette smoking and hearing loss

A recent study of more than 50,000 adults in Japan published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research revealed that smoking cigarettes may raise the risk of hearing loss.
December 11, 2018
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Helping Friends and Family Who Have Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be difficult to adjust to, not just for the individual affected, but for their friends and family as well.
December 7, 2018
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The Importance of Social Support for Those with Hearing Loss

Social support offered by those around the individual experiencing hearing loss can be provided at home, in the workplace, and in the pursuit of everyday activities.
December 5, 2018

Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Teens and Young Adults

Being exposed to high levels of noise for even small periods of time can have a serious effect on a teen’s or young adult’s hearing. Much of the noise experienced by teens is leisure noise.
November 29, 2018
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What is the Difference Between Tinnitus and Hyperacusis?

While tinnitus is generally defined as a ringing, hissing, or buzzing in the ears that is perceived by an individual but not caused by a noise that is actually being made, hyperacusis is an exaggerated […]