24May, 2020

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss affects most older adults, and many fear that there is nothing they can do to prevent its onset. On the contrary, a recent study finds that a surprising factor has a link with the prevalence of hearing loss: a healthy diet! Although the nature of the connection between a healthy diet and lower rates of hearing loss remains to be discovered, the study used 20 years of data gathered at 19 testing locations all over the United States. These results are yet another reason to pursue a healthy […]
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17May, 2020

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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If you have ever noticed a time when you struggled to hear but others seemed to be doing okay, more likely than not you have some form of hearing loss. Particularly in our aging years, the gradual process of hearing loss affects nearly everyone. With the remarkable technological advances available, why do so many people avoid getting the hearing aids they need? The excuses for not buying hearing aids have a wide range, from the practical to the deeply psychological. Let’s take a look at a few of the common […]
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11May, 2020

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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The month of May is back again, bringing with it the opportunity to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association sets aside this month every year to draw attention to issues facing people with hearing and speech issues, and they choose a different theme each year to highlight specific issues that you might not have considered before. This year the theme is “Communication at Work,” and you might already be thinking of a communication issue you faced in your place of work recently. Why did communication break […]
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29Apr, 2020

Acupuncture for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Does it Really Work?

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Acupuncture and other treatments that are applied as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, have been controversial in the United States and other contexts with a tradition of “Western” medicine. In some cases, the healing effects can be measured by mainstream research studies, but in other cases the healing effects are limited to the reports of people who feel benefits from treatment. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, ranging from physical pain and internal conditions to mental health including depression and anxiety. How should […]
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17Apr, 2020

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

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For anyone who participated in contact sports in their youth—or anyone with a child or grandchild who takes part in these activities—the fear of getting a concussion is certainly on your mind. Otherwise known as Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, these conditions have a wide range of seriousness, scaling up from a minor bruise on the brain that goes away within hours up to serious brain damage. It goes without saying that these conditions should not be taken lightly. However, it may surprise you how common these conditions are. Traumatic […]
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11Apr, 2020

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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You might have already heard that there is no cure for hearing loss. It has been commonly understood in medical science that once hearing is lost, it is gone for good. Remarkably, some cutting edge treatments are being tested that might change this belief! Drug therapies, gene therapies, and stem cell therapies are all possibilities that scientists are rapidly investigating to determine if hearing might actually be restored after it is gone. Although these glimmers of hope are on the horizon, none has been successful with adult human ears as […]
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29Mar, 2020

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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Ear pain and ear infections are common in kids, and adults can also suffer from an ear infection from time to time. Ear infections are characterized by a swelling or inflammation in the ear, and you may notice pus draining from the ear canal. Ear infections can be extremely painful, and they’re also linked to hearing loss. Sensorineural Hearing Loss There are several kinds of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is the result of damage to the inner ear. The tiny hair cells in the inner ear that sense sound […]
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19Mar, 2020

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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Finding out you have hearing loss can seem scary, and you wonder what your options are. A permanent hearing loss could change your life, and you’ve already started to miss a lot of the sounds around you. You may struggle to follow conversations, turn up the volume on the TV, and strain to hear the sound of your loved one’s voice. You know you should treat your hearing loss as soon as possible, but you can’t help wondering if hearing loss can be cured? Understanding Hearing Loss There are three […]
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16Mar, 2020

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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Are you struggling to hear? If you’ve been turning up the volume on the TV, asking people to repeat themselves, or struggling to follow conversations, you probably have hearing loss. There are two main types of hearing loss. One is caused by the inner ear, and it’s called sensorineural hearing loss. The other is conductive hearing loss, a hearing loss that starts with a problem in the outer or middle ear. Understanding Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss is caused by a blockage in either the ear canal or the […]
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29Feb, 2020

Professional Musicians are at Higher Risk for Developing Hearing Loss

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Noise induced hearing loss, or hearing loss caused by very loud noise, is becoming more and more common. We listen to music with our earbuds and blast noise right into our ears, and bars and restaurants keep cranking up the volume. Leisure activities are also getting louder, and sports events and rock concerts are deafeningly loud. Among all this growing noise, professional musicians are at a higher risk for developing hearing loss. Music is Extremely Loud Professional musicians, from rock band members to symphony orchestra performers, risk hearing loss as […]
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