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Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

We don’t always want to go to work but it’s how we feed ourselves and support our families. In the best case scenario, our work even defines us and inspires what we do. Regardless, most Americans spend a large portion of their life working – eight hours or more, often five days a week, year-round. With this often comes exposure …

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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

Do you feel tired, more than usual? This time of year, that’s totally normal, as the days grow shorter and cooler. However, if you are also struggling with blurry vison or extreme and regular thirst, it could signal diabetes or even prediabetes. Currently 37 million people in the US have diabetes and the numbers keep rising. One in five with …

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Studies Show that Hearing Loss Can Worsen Tinnitus

Ever start to drift off to sleep only to be confronted with a mysterious ringing in your ears that seems to be coming from nowhere? This is tinnitus, a condition which effects 50 million people in the US, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. While some cases recede after some time, it’s estimated that 20 million report …

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How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US?

Do you have hearing loss? You may and not even know it. Hearing loss is more prevalent in the US than many of us would suspect. Not only is it common but often misunderstood. It’s important to understand how hearing loss works, how to prevent it and what to do if you are one of the many Americans who deal …

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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Have you recently discovered how much your life has transformed now that you wear hearing aids? Many are surprised to find just how much they love to connect with the people in their life and try new things once they get accustomed to wearing hearing aids daily. You may now find that you feel clear and confident enough to explore …

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If I Can Still Hear, Is It OK to Put Off Getting Hearing Aids?

If you are in your 40’s or 50’s you may be experiencing the first signs of hearing loss. It can begin with struggling to hear a family member when they are talking in the other room. You may find the need to turn up the volume on the TV, or have receptionists or waiters repeat themselves especially if you’re in …

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What Does It Mean to Have “Normal” Hearing?

In the world of hearing loss we refer often to the idea of normal hearing. The definition of normal is “conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern. When referring to humans, we often like to celebrate our diversity, however the idea of normal hearing is used as a base line reference by audiologists to determine the degree and severity …

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Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test This World Alzheimer’s Month

Is someone close to you struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease? It can be painful not only for the person affected but friends, family, and care givers as it is a disease which has no cure and requires around the clock care. Currently it’s estimated that Alzheimer’s Disease affects 5.8 million people in the US – this includes 5.6 million aged 65 …

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OCCUPATIONAL HEARING HAZARDS

Have you ever noticed your ears ring or hum at the end of a workday? Do you have to raise your voice or shout to talk to someone within 3 feet of you? Has your hearing ever faded temporarily after leaving work? These are all signs that you have been exposed to loud noises at the workplace. For most of …