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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27Feb, 2020

Are Noisy Restaurants Harmful to Our Hearing Health?

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Are you tried of yelling at your dinner date at a noisy restaurant, and wish the music would get turned down? You’re not alone, and millions of Americans are complaining about the noise, and wishing they’d stayed at home. Not only are noisy restaurants annoying, they can even be harmful to our hearing health. Noise in restaurants is having a big effect on hearing health, and servers, cooks, and bartenders often face hearing loss at increasingly young ages.   Complaining About Noise Noise levels are a top compliant of most […]
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12Feb, 2020

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

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Do you have hearing loss? Most people would immediately answer no, but the fact is that 48 million Americans have hearing loss, and many of them don’t even know it yet. Hearing loss is often a gradual process, happening over time as part of the natural wear and tear your ears experience throughout life. One of the first telltale signs that you have hearing loss is in your relationships. Have you noticed a breakdown in communication, or feel isolated from your family and friends? Struggling to hear conversations is an […]
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6Feb, 2020

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

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Do you want to maintain your health and vitality as you age? Age is just a number, so choose to stay socially active and energetic throughout your golden years. Being social has a lot of hidden benefits, and as well as improving your overall happiness and quality of life, being socially active will keep your body and mind healthy. Physical Benefits of Being Social Being social keeps you energetic and active, and helps you maintain a feeling of purpose and connection in your life. When older adults retire and face […]
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23Jan, 2020

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors. You know that loud noises can lead to hearing loss, and that the aging process affects your ears. Studies have shown that smoking, obesity, and heart disease can also be linked to hearing loss. Did you know that the foods you eat can also affect your ears? Studying Nutrition and Hearing A recent study carried out by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston looked at nutrition and hearing to see how the foods we eat affect our […]
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14Jan, 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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At the start of a new year, we all take the time to look back on the year that’s just ended, and resolve to do things even better in the year ahead. Many of us want to improve our health, eat better, or exercise more. Another resolution that should be at the top of your list is to get a hearing test! You’re in good company, since around 40 million Americans have hearing loss. Looking after your hearing health is imperative to your overall health and well-being, and getting hearing […]
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27Dec, 2019

Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

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Are two hearing aids better than one? This is a common question asked by most people with hearing loss. Most ask if they can use one hearing aid instead of two. Somehow this can be an economic decision. Most love the idea of acquiring one hearing aid. Another group assumes that their hearing loss is not that severe to warrant two hearing aids. Others think that their condition is unequal between ears, therefore, settling for the idea of buying one hearing aid. Well, in almost all cases, it’s not advisable […]
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