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All About Hearing Protection

If you have made the choice to use hearing protection, you are already ahead of the curve. Too many people neglect to use hearing protection while they are working or taking part in recreational activities that can do harm to their hearing. The threshold of potentially dangerous hearing situations might be much lower than you realize, as well. Even something …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

Some of us know without a doubt that we have hearing loss in both ears. With similar levels of noise exposure over a lifetime it only makes sense that both ears would suffer similar levels of damage over time. However, others can tell that only one ear has serious hearing loss or that the degrees of hearing loss are quite …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

As we get older, it can seem like more of a challenge to engage in social activities. Not only is it a hassle to get to and from events, but our energy can sometimes make it feel like it’s not worth it to attend. As friends and loved ones move away, we might find ourselves hesitant to make new connections …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, it might come as no surprise that it can be related to psychological distress. The pressure to have a conversation with your family and friends in a noisy restaurant might be enough to ruin your good time for the evening. You might even find yourself avoiding these dinners to skip the hassle of straining to …

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Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Hearing loss is a serious matter. When hearing loss is ignored, you become at risk for many dangerous side effects that include depression, irritability, fatigue, and decreased focus, which can lead to accidents. We face harmful noises everyday at work, at home and during recreation. Exposure to any noise over 85 decibels can damage your hearing over time but as …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Most hearing loss is sensorineural, which relates to the destruction of so-called hair cells in the inner ear. These hair cells sense sound waves and then relay the information to the brain. As a person’s inner ear loses hair cells, he or she loses the ability to transfer sound signals to the brain to be processed. The only way to …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Did you know that there are three main kinds of hearing loss? Sensorineural hearing loss affects the cells in the inner ear, conductive hearing loss affects the outer and middle ear, and mixed hearing loss is a combination of both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. When you think about hearing loss you probably imagine sensorineural hearing loss, caused by exposure …

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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

Anyone with hearing loss will recall a time when communication became an issue. Perhaps it was a question that was not heard and went unanswered or a key piece of information that was not received. When these moments of miscommunication occur in our homes and close relationships, they can be a nuisance or frustrating. However, when these communication mistakes take …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

People sometimes assume hearing loss is solely an issue with the ears, but in reality, it is far more than that. Hearing loss has a profound effect on your brain, and living with untreated hearing loss often leads to a rapid cognitive decline. When the brain’s auditory centers produce fewer inputs, you will start losing cells that aren’t being used. …

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How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

We are all very much in need of connectivity and belonging. Such successful experiences improve our subjective well-being and bring greater satisfaction in life. They are crucial in maintaining our relationships, too. Effective communication is a critical element of meaningful social interaction. People often confuse contact with talking, and this is the underlying cause of why many of these same …