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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

When it comes to ear infections and loss of hearing, here’s what you should know. Ear infections could cause loss of hearing in one or both ears. In this article, we’ll learn about what causes ear infections and how they could potentially lead to hearing loss. Understanding Ear Infections Most of us, at some point in life, will experience this …

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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing loss has been around for thousands of years, but the hearing aid technology which gave us the hearing aids were only introduced in the last century. In the past, people have tried different methods of how their hearing can be restored. Some believed in crazy rituals, but others have used science and technology to introduce new ways on how …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

If you are beginning to notice that it is getting harder and harder to hear things that your ears should be able to easily pick up on, then you may have to come to terms with the fact that you may be suffering from hearing loss. If you find that you are, it is vital that you get to the …

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Treating Tinnitus with Meditation  

Approximately 50 million Americans have experienced the phantom sounds of tinnitus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is estimated that less than 16 million people seek medical help for this condition, the number one disability among veterans returning from conflict. Tinnitus can be a maddening and debilitating condition, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” …

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Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

Stress is a fact of life, and many Americans find themselves trying to cope with stress in their everyday lives. High levels of stress are linked to numerous health problems and long term, chronic stress can even cause hearing loss. But stress that can cause hearing loss is nothing to ignore. Here’s some information about stress and hearing loss and …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

At Pacific Hearing Care, we want to take a moment to acknowledge that September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, which is a larger group of disorders that impair mental functioning. The relationship between untreated hearing loss and dementia is important to highlight, and it gives us an opportunity to shed light on …

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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is incredibly prevalent, with 15% of people age 18 and over in the United States reporting some kind of trouble hearing. As you might imagine, those numbers increase in older ages, with 50% of those age 75 and higher experiencing disabling hearing loss. With a condition that is so common, one might wonder why some people are ashamed …

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

Recall the last time you were in a very loud environment, perhaps a noisy restaurant, a fireworks display, or a live music event. When you returned to the quiet of your home, did you notice a ringing sound that persisted? That high-pitched sound that remains in your ears after exposure to loud sounds tends to go away within a few …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Innovations in medicine have made the unthinkable possible. Not long ago, one might not have imagined that transplanting new organs into the body would have been performed successfully, but medical professionals have been able to perform these actions with great success. Innovative treatments for serious conditions, such as cancer, have made it possible to live a full and healthy life …

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How to Read an Audiogram

Hearing tests come in many shapes and forms. Some involve recognition of human speech or even bursts of air into the ears to test responsiveness. However, the most common form of hearing test is called “pure tone audiometry.” In this exam, a series of tones are played through headphones for the person taking the test. Every time one of these …