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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 …

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Tips to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer

If you’ve made the choice to get hearing aids, you are well on your way to a whole new world of hearing! Congratulations on getting yourself the assistance you need. Now that you have selected a pair of hearing devices, you will want to make them last as long as possible. With the remarkable technological innovations of the latest hearing …

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More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal statute that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities who meet specific criteria. Individuals with disabilities have impairments that significantly restrict the primary life function, have a history of a substantially restricting disorder, or are considered disabled. Signs of progress Many advances for people with hearing loss have been made in the …

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Work & Leisure Activities That Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is commonly thought to be something that occurs as we age or as a result of a loud sound burst. But did you know that there are noises we hear daily that can permanently harm our hearing? We may not pay attention to these everyday noises because we have become accustomed to them. They’re simply a part of …

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Hearing Care for All Campaign Encourages Awareness in Hearing Health

Last week, the world celebrated World Hearing Day on march 3. The theme this year is Hearing Care for All. This global call to action encourages professionals and individuals around the world to take hearing health seriously. Many people assume hearing loss is just a natural and inevitable part of aging and there’s no need to treat it. But that’s …

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hearing loss has been correlated with a wide range of health conditions. Not only are people with hearing loss more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but they are also more likely to experience an accidental injury. When you hear about these relationships, it is important to remember that hearing loss does not necessarily cause the other factor in …

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How do Hearing Loops Work?

Hearing loops are a simple, effective way to get cleaner sound into the hearing aids of everyone in a room, as long as their hearing aids are equipped with a telecoil (or T-coil). Without getting too technical, the T-coil was originally developed to better-transmit the energy from a telephone speaker to a set of hearing aids by picking up the …