Hearing Impairment May Affect Visual Learning
20Mar, 2019

Hearing Impairment May Affect Visual Learning

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Have you ever wondered what affect hearing loss has on visual learning? For children who are hard of hearing, you might think they rely more heavily on visual learning, and use their eyesight to make up for their hearing deficits. However, a new study shows that children with a hearing impairment also have a harder time learning things with their other senses, such as vision. Treating hearing loss early is key to giving your loved one the best possible start to life, and helping them learn and grow.   Children […]
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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing
13Mar, 2019

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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You probably know that loud noises are dangerous to your hearing, and more than once you’ve left a music concert or a bar with an uncomfortable ringing in your ears. Maybe you’ve even experienced temporary hearing loss, and you left a baseball game feeling like all the sounds around you were muffled, or that your friends were mumbling. While we all know that loud sounds can hurt our ears, we don’t do enough to protect our ears, so here are 4 ways to protect your hearing.   How Loud is […]
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In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!
22Feb, 2019

In Honor of World Hearing Day on March 3, Check Your Hearing!

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The World Health Organization has been tasked with public health initiatives around the globe. They tackle such devastating conditions as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, malnutrition, and malaria. Among these many health concerns, this organization decided to raise awareness about an under-recognized health issue that affects many millions of people around the world: hearing loss. Ranging from the slight inability to hear in certain environments to total deafness, these conditions affect at least 466 million people across the globe, and many of these do not have any form of assistance or treatment. […]
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How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?
14Feb, 2019

How Do We Hear Voices in a Crowd?

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Thanks to the advances of hearing technology and research, many features of hearing are more clearly understood. We know more now than ever about the way that sound travels through space, reflection, and pushing tiny particles of air into pressurized zones. When it comes to the body, we know quite a lot, as well. Sound waves meet the exterior of the ear and travel in cascading waves through the tiny features of the middle and inner ear. Once sound reaches the auditory nerve, the process becomes a bit more mysterious. […]
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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss
8Feb, 2019

Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

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A recent study in the Canadian Journal on Aging has provided fascinating evidence on a potentially confounding relationship between hearing loss and memory loss. Both of these conditions are very prevalent among older adults, with 50 percent of individuals over the age of 65 and 90 percent of people over the age of 80 having some form of hearing loss. However, only 25 percent of those who need hearing aids will go on to get them. Memory loss is also very common in this demographic group, making it possible that […]
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A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss
23Jan, 2019

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss has been linked to many negative health outcomes, such as an increased risk of social isolation, depression, and dementia. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can be a huge risk factor for stroke and heart disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this can mean that up to one in three adults suffer from high blood pressure. But what does this have to do with hearing loss?   What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against […]
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Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age
17Jan, 2019

Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

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As we grow older, our hearing diminishes. It is true that hearing loss can begin at any age, and studies show that in far too many cases hearing loss impacts people earlier than previously thought through chronic and prolonged exposure to environmental noise. In most cases, however, a gradual and progressive hearing loss starts in midlife and continues to increase as time goes by. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), about one in three U.S. adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have […]
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Add an Annual Hearing Test To Your New Year's Resolutions!
9Jan, 2019

Add an Annual Hearing Test To Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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The New Year’s ball has dropped again and that means it’s time to take an inventory of our goals, dreams and intentions for this upcoming year. It’s a time to truly explore what we would like to achieve this year and how to get there.  Perhaps you have noticed this holiday season that it was hard to hear in a noisy environment.  Did you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves?  These may be signs of hearing loss. Hearing loss is often something gradual.  It can sneak up on you […]
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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings
21Dec, 2018

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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A lot can be communicated very quickly in a business meeting, and no one wants to be left in the dark due to hearing loss. Wearing hearing aids is a great way to improve your ability to understand others in the workplace, but even with these devices it can be a struggle to hear your coworkers if there is background noise, or if people are talking very quickly and interrupting each other. Knowing how to read visual cues such as gestures, facial expressions and body language can help you to […]
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time
17Dec, 2018

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

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Untreated hearing loss can have wide-ranging negative effects on a person’s quality of life, from social isolation to a faster rate of cognitive decline. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University highlights yet another reason why it is vital to treat hearing loss with hearing aids. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health led a study which revealed that older adults with untreated hearing loss accrue significantly higher health care costs than those who don’t have hearing problems. Health care expenses for those with untreated hearing loss […]
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