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Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Do your new year’s resolutions include improving your health and wellbeing? Do you plan to get more exercise or eat less sugar? If you want to give yourself a head start with one simple step, prioritize better hearing in the new year. Treating hearing loss can have a huge impact on your overall physical, mental, and emotional health.    Better …

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Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

When you think of diabetes, hearing might be the last thing to come to mind. Diabetes is a condition related to blood sugar, so it is not immediately apparent how your hearing might be connected. Well, if you are wondering about the nature of the condition, you’re not alone. Researchers are continuing to investigate this connection, and the mechanism connecting …

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Can Air Pollution Affect Our Hearing Abilities?

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health issues in the United States, with nearly 40 million Americans over the age of 18 reporting some trouble hearing. The strongest predictor of hearing loss in people between the ages of 20-69 is age. While the natural aging process is surely responsible for much of the decline that happens in our …

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

When you’ve finished brainstorming the perfect Halloween costume, you might turn your attention to another annual October event: Protect Your Hearing Month. All October, people, and organizations invested in healthier hearing are helping to spread the word about why prioritizing healthy habits today can benefit our hearing for decades to come. Certainly, later onset hearing loss is most commonly associated …

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Current & Former Smokers May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

Common health risks associated with smoking include cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Recent research shows that there is a link between smoking and hearing loss, adding to the various negative health outcomes that smoking contributes to. Studies show that current and former smokers may experience a higher risk for developing hearing loss. Additionally, the more you smoke, the …

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How AI Can Assist Those with Hearing Loss

When you think of Artificial Intelligence (AI) your mind may go directly to popular books and Hollywood sci-fi films. AI is commonly associated with robots searching for their identity, aiding the protagonist, or even trying to take over the world. However, AI doesn’t always refer to robots. It is actually technology which aids in machine learning. AI can monitor your …

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Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects approximately 34.2 million people of all ages, equaling 10.5% of the US population alone. This is a serious condition that can develop into diverse health complications, such as heart disease, circulation issues, nerve damage, kidney disease, and even vision problems. However, one aspect of diabetes rarely focused on is its effects on hearing. A …

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A Connection between Hearing Loss, Depression, and Dementia

If you suspect you have just a little bit of hearing loss, you may not believe it to be a big deal. However, ignoring the issue now can create serious problems later on in life. Especially as you approach your golden years. Now a new study finds that those with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as …

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How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test?

48 million people in the US could benefit from treating their hearing loss. While it is an issue that begins in the ears, the communication issues which arise affect mood, mental health and physical safety. Hearing loss is permanent, but it can be treated effectively by various methods, depending on the severity. A recent study reported that about 30% of people …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

It’s time to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! Every May we join professionals around the world to raise awareness about communication disorders. The theme for 2021 is “Building Connections” and we’re here to help you do just that. Hearing loss can make it harder to connect with loved ones, but hearing aids can help you hear clearly and strengthen …