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A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

The benefits of exercise are innumerable, reaching far beyond the basics of weight loss and preventing heart attacks. When we move our bodies, we are able to improve blood flow to systems of organs that promote our wellbeing and general health. Did you know that the ears are among the organs that can benefit from exercise? Let’s take a moment …

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Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, you might know that other problems tend to crop up, as well. Perhaps your loved one is struggling with memory issues, experiencing psychological distress, or struggling to participate in outdoor activities. It is difficult to know if these conditions are related to hearing loss or are simply happening on their own. …

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Athletes and Hearing Loss

Think back to the last time you were at a large sporting event. What was your experience upon leaving? If your team won, surely you left with a feeling of elation and cheer. If your team lost, you might remember walking out feeling disappointed and eager for a rematch.  However, one more sensation is common upon leaving a professional sporting …

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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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Acupuncture for Hearing Loss & Tinnitus: Does it Really Work?

Acupuncture has been a practice of Chinese medicine, dating as far back as 100 B.C. with claims of treating or relieving symptoms of many diseases, including asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, mild headaches, migraine headaches, osteoarthritis, sciatica, stroke, and nausea. If these claims don’t seem promising enough already, providers also claim that acupuncture can also be used 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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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

There are plenty of things you can do to protect your hearing. Aside from wearing hearing protection in hazardously noisy conditions or restricting the use of headphones and earbuds, did you know you could help your hearing through promptly treating any ear infections? The good news is that most ear infections don’t result in loss of hearing, and for those …

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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 …