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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Did you know that roughly 22 million Americans risk their hearing health every year on noisy job sites? Dangerously loud working conditions are very common in workplaces around the country. These loud noises can cause noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. Understanding occupational hearing hazards and wearing appropriate hearing protection is the best thing you can do for your hearing health. …

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Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Not all types of hearing loss are the same. In fact, there are three main kinds of hearing loss: sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is one of the most common kinds of hearing loss, and about 90% of people with hearing loss have this type of hearing loss.  What is Sensorineural Hearing …

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Loud Movies & Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Over the past few months, many people have started returning to movie theaters and catching up with the latest releases outside the confinement of their homes. Going to the movies is also a beloved holiday tradition, making this season one of the busiest for new releases and theater attendance.  As great as going to the theater can be, it often …

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For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

There are all sorts of painkillers and there are appropriate times to take them. For severe injuries, painkillers such as oxycodone, codeine, and hydrocodone can be essential to relieve pain and help aid in recovery, under a doctor’s supervision and for a brief time. This is because these medications are derived from opium and can easily become addictive. This addiction …

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Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

More than 30 million Americans over the age of 12 display signs of hearing loss in both ears, according to standard hearing examinations. And the largest predictor of hearing loss is age, with one in three people over the age of 65 reporting hearing loss. That number increases when we shift focus a decade older, as half of the people …

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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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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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tudies Show that COVID19 Can Affect Tinnitus

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming widespread in early 2020, there has been constant unfolding information around how the virus affects our bodies. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to adapt and change, the need to understand and respond to new information is essential in easing the effects on the world’s population. For instance, “long COVID” is described to …

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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 …