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All About Different Hearing Aid Features

HEARING LOSS and HEARING AIDS  Hearing loss is much more common than many people likely assume. It affects over 13% of the U.S. population over the age of 18. And though statistics show that over two-thirds of these people endure their condition without seeking appropriate treatment, that is still a huge number of people that use hearing aids. Over seven …

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Certain Workplaces Pose a Higher Risk of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss is More Common than You Think  Why is it that in The United States a staggering one out of every two people over the age of 75 suffer from hearing loss but less than three out of every 1,000 babies is born with a congenital hearing problem? Disabling hearing loss impacts 13% of the population over the age …

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Study Finds Over 50% of Workers Exposed to Noise Do Not Use Protection

Hearing Loss Because hearing loss is not something you can recognize just by looking at someone, many people might be shocked to learn that 13% of Americans persevere with it. Less than three out of every thousand children are born with congenital hearing loss, but due to a number of factors, the percentage of the population increases steadily with age. …

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Treating Hearing Loss Can Help Prevent Other Health Issues

How Common is Hearing Loss Disabling hearing loss affects a proportion of the population that might shock most people. It is estimated that 38-48 million Americans live with it, making it much more widespread than cancer or diabetes, for example. This is about 13% of the population ages 18 and over.    Just a little fewer than three out of …

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Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Spring is here and with the return of our favorite blooms, and warmth are more occasions to connect and reach out to friends. After a long winter with less social interaction, you may find now that you are asking people to repeat themselves more often than previously remembered. If you are asking “what did you say?” more often than not, …

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How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Do you find that you have to ask people to repeat themselves more often? It’s easy to make the mistake that your hearing loss is only affecting you, however, the effects are far-reaching, especially in your most important relationships. Multiple studies have shown that untreated hearing loss can negatively impact our relationships with family, friends, and particularly with those closest …

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Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

After two years of living with the global pandemic many of us continue to struggle to find the balance of feeling socially connected while maintaining recommended social distancing practices for public health. A Pew Research survey taken shortly before the pandemic hit found that 1 in 10 Americans already suffered from loneliness and social isolation and the pandemic has only …

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Working with Hearing Loss

Communication is essential for a productive workplace. To work as a team and perform your tasks, you must communicate successfully with your coworkers and managers, but you must also guarantee that your requirements as a worker are satisfied. Going about your workday with untreated hearing loss, on the other hand, can make communication difficult in the office, putting a strain …

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Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly 48 million Americans (20%) suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss becomes more common as people get older. Hearing loss affects over one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74, and nearly half of those over 75, making it the third most common chronic health issue among the elderly. Unfortunately, …

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Treating Hearing Loss Can Lead to Better Relationships

Consider how difficult it would be to have a relationship with someone if you couldn’t communicate. Even though humans are extraordinarily proficient at developing ways to communicate without using words, spoken language remains our most skilled mode of communication.  Remember the last time you encountered someone who spoke another language? How difficult was it to communicate essential information? Communication is, …