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 […]
November 27, 2018
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Common Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss in Children

Conductive hearing loss in children can often be attributed to problems in the external ear, middle ear, eardrum, or ossicles which result in sounds not traveling correctly through the ear structure.
November 21, 2018
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How to avoid hearing loss as a diabetic

Don’t ignore signs of hearing loss if you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Seek out medical help starting today!
November 19, 2018

Obstacles to Treating Hearing Loss

Almost all obstacles to treating hearing loss can be overcome with education and encouragement. While some may find admitting to having hearing loss to be stigmatizing, many others find that seeking treatment can be liberating, […]
November 15, 2018
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Navigating the holidays with hearing loss or tinnitus

There are several things someone with tinnitus or hearing loss can do to mitigate the challenges presented by the holidays.
November 13, 2018
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Study links smokers to increased risk of hearing loss

Cigarettes are among those ototoxic drugs and new research confirms that smoking increases the risk of hearing loss.
November 6, 2018

Work-Related Hearing Loss

Work-related hearing loss is a growing issue in the United States, where hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition and ranks among the most common work-related illnesses.
November 1, 2018
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Tinnitus and hearing loss top list of US veterans’ health issues

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the first and second most common health challenges veterans face aren’t from visible injuries, PTSD, or loss of limbs. Instead, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and […]
October 30, 2018
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Determining if your baby has hearing loss

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. When babies are born, a standard battery of tests is run, including vision, hearing and blood tests to make sure the newborn is healthy and on the road to […]
October 25, 2018
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In October Everything is About Audiology

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and shouldn’t be ignored. Don’t let these misconceptions keep you from getting the help you need!
October 23, 2018
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Don’t fall victim to these hearing loss myths!

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and shouldn’t be ignored. Don’t let these misconceptions keep you from getting the help you need!
October 18, 2018
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Living with someone with hearing loss

Hearing loss isn’t just hard on the one suffering from this condition, it can be challenging for loved ones as well. Here are a few ways to move forward with compassion when living with someone […]
October 16, 2018
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Diseases that can lead to hearing loss

In some cases, you might experience hearing loss due to one of the following health disorders, diseases or conditions.
October 11, 2018
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How hard-of-hearing athletes can find success

It isn’t impossible for hard-of-hearing athletes to find career success.