23Jul, 2020

A Link between Tinnitus, Anxiety, and Sleep Issues

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Hearing loss and tinnitus affect millions of Americans. Have you noticed that it’s been harder to follow conversations? Maybe you’re experiencing a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears. We often think hearing loss isn’t a big deal, or that it won’t affect our lives. However, there’s a clear link between tinnitus, anxiety, and sleep issues.  Understanding Tinnitus Tinnitus is an annoying sound in your ears that’s often heard when you’re in a quiet place. For example, tinnitus will be more noticeable when you’re quietly reading, or when you’re lying […]
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20Jul, 2020

Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

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Hearing loss makes it hard to connect with friends and family, and it also makes it harder to do your best work. You may have difficulty communicating at the office, or realize that hearing loss affects your safety on the job site. A recent study found that adults with hearing loss have a higher risk of unemployment than adults who can hear clearly. Communicating at Work One of the biggest challenges of hearing loss is that it makes it much harder to communicate at work. You may be able to […]
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13Jul, 2020

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Did you know that hearing loss can lead to both psychological distress and memory loss? Hearing loss isn’t just about missing a few sounds in your environment. Hearing loss makes it hard to have conversations, enjoy time with family and friends, and stay safe in your neighborhood. A 2019 study looked at how hearing loss affects older adults, and they found that living with untreated hearing loss has a lot of negative consequences. The Link Between Hearing Loss and Memory Loss Hearing loss affects people of all ages, and it […]
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26Jun, 2020

When to Take a Hearing Test

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Before you had hearing loss, did you ever think about your ears? We know what it’s like to take your hearing loss for granted until something goes wrong. If you’ve recently started thinking about your hearing, you may have hearing loss. Here are a few signs that it’s time to take a hearing test. Asking People to Repeat Themselves One of the first situations where you’ll notice hearing loss is during conversations. You may start asking people to repeat themselves, and feel like the people around you have all started […]
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26Jun, 2020

Athletes and Hearing Loss

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Did you know that athletes have a high risk of developing hearing loss? Playing contact sports, such as football, can lead to head injuries and hearing loss. Noise can also play a role in hearing loss among athletes. Noisy stadiums can be extremely loud, and this noise can damage the hearing of athletes and fans. If you play sports on a local or school team, you may also be increasing your risk of hearing loss. How Injuries Can Lead to Hearing Loss Athletes give it their all when they’re on […]
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16Jun, 2020

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

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Have you been feeling lonely, and struggling to be as social as you used to be? Older Americans may have a hard time staying socially active, and are more likely to experience feelings of social isolation, anxiety, and even depression. Entering retirement, losing a spouse, or struggling with hearing loss can make it harder to be social, and this has a negative impact on seniors’ overall health and wellbeing. There are a number of benefits of being social, and older Americans can enjoy a higher quality of life by being […]
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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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