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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27Dec, 2019

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

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According to the International Journal of Audiology, 40% of 55-to 74-year-olds suffer from an age-related hearing loss. Eighty percent of those who would gain from using a hearing aid are not using one. and up to 25% of those who already have hearing aids are not wearing them. Why don’t people like hearing aids? There are pragmatic reasons for this: however, in many situations, emotional factors are the real issue. Here are some of explanations people give for not using hearing aids, and why they should. “I can hear just fine.” Due to the gradual […]
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27Dec, 2019

Hearing Aids and Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence or AI is revolutionizing a number of businesses. AI refers to computers and computer systems that are able to carry out tasks which previously were limited to specifically human kinds of intelligence. AI is changing the way businesses approach the data they collect. It’s making big changes in the way that goods are manufactured. It’s also having big impacts in the world of medicine and medical devices. In the healthcare industry, artificial intelligence helps to cut through the increasingly complex data collected by healthcare providers and imaging equipment. […]
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All About Hearing Protection
4Oct, 2019

All About Hearing Protection

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Did you know that most permanent hearing loss is preventable? The most common sort of hearing loss occurring today is noise related hearing loss, caused by exposure to dangerously loud sounds. Noise related hearing loss is cumulative, meaning that any hearing ability that we lose is never recovered and subsequent hearing damage worsens our hearing over time. If most hearing loss is preventable, how do we go about preventing it? Using hearing protection is a great way to muffle harmful noise levels and protect your hearing from taking the brunt […]
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Hearing Loss and Balance Issues
28Sep, 2019

Hearing Loss and Balance Issues

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Hearing loss is a condition that affects us in a variety of ways, with much of this also being mentally and emotionally. While many of us will be aware of the physical symptoms and causes of the condition, many of us may not realize that it can also be linked to balance disorders. The majority of this will be driven by the impact that the condition can have on our cognitive load. This is primarily driven by the complex processes that the inner ear must go through. Alongside this is […]
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September is World Alzheimer’s Month
24Sep, 2019

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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This month, health workers across the globe are raising awareness about one of the most common forms of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease. World Alzheimer’s Month this September seeks to educate the public and promote scientific research working towards understanding and treatment of the condition. Dementia, and Alzheimer’s specifically, is linked to a number of risk factors, among them untreated hearing loss. There are clear connections between hearing and cognitive performance. Treating hearing loss has been shown to lessen and even eliminate its impact on cognitive health. To get a better understanding […]
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