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Signs You May Have Tinnitus

Do you ever find yourself at the end of a long and busy day, seeking quiet, only to be confronted with a persistent ring in your ears? This sound may seem to be coming from no particular place rather than your own head. This can induce the feeling of no escape and add stress, when you were only looking to …

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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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Links between Hearing Loss & COVID19

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has changed the way we interact in the world. While in the US the spread of the virus is slowing down, we are constantly in question of how long this will last, leaving us wondering if this is the new normal. We are continually learning more about this virus and its long term effects on …

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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 Hearing Loss Treatment Can Lessen Loneliness

It can be a joy to have time alone to work, focus and relax. However, when feelings creep in such as sadness or disappointment around being alone is when these feelings become loneliness. It is normal to have these feelings from time to time but when these feelings become excessive, and interfere with daily living, is it a serious health …

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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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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 …